Providing central coordination for the undergraduate advising, career services & learning support communities

Emily Sivesind-Finger

Position title: Strategic Operations Manager



Emily Sivesind-Finger

As the Strategic Operations Manager, Emily leads and supports the internal work of the Office of Academic & Career Success, which includes the areas of finance, human resources, operations, and strategic planning. Her role provides structure and operational assistance for the OACS staff who work directly with the advising, career services, and learning support communities, as well as to Wren Singer, Senior Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. 

Members of the advising, career services, and learning support community who wish to connect with OACS regarding events, programming, communications, funding, or other general areas can email and will be directed to the best person to assist. Community members who are interested in scheduling a meeting with Wren Singer can contact Emily directly at

Emily has worked in student services at UW-Madison since 2011 in both career counseling as well as academic advising with the Career Exploration Center and Cross-College Advising Service. She earned her BA from the University of Minnesota, and her MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. When not at work, you can find Emily reading a book, enjoying the outdoors, and cheering on Badger athletics.