Student Spotlight: Hats off to Hatfield

Dana Hatfield, a student employee in the Bursar’s Office since August 2018, will be graduating from UW-Madison this month. Dana shared her plans as well as some wisdom before moving on to bigger things.

It will be a hard goodbye for Dana, as she notes her fond memories connecting with so many amazing people over the course of her education at UW-Madison. Some of her most valuable lessons and experiences on campus were from working in the Bursar’s Office. She particularly enjoyed the opportunities to provide exceptional customer service to students and parents.

With a Marketing / Operations and Technology Management BBA double major, Dana is uniquely equipped to face the business world head-on, but first, she plans to pack her bags and head to the schools of Cambodia. There she will pursue a passion of hers to teach English to local students. After five months abroad, her options are wide open with her long-term plans yet to be decided.

Dana leaves our younger student employees with this advice, “Go to as many tailgates and football games as possible. Don’t get too caught up in grades/school all the time. Allow yourself some time to get out of the library and have fun!”

With a philosophy like that, we’re certain that Dana will bring enthusiasm and vitality to wherever life takes her next. Best wishes, Dana!

Written by Samuel Peterson