Two School of Education students are Kohler Scholars for 2022-23

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October 25, 2022

Two UW-Madison School of Education students are recipients of the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery (WID) Marie Christine Kohler Fellowships for the 2022-23 academic year.

Kohler Scholars are UW-Madison graduate or professional students who are selected based on their commitment and ability to contribute to interdisciplinary thinking. Kohler Scholars work and collaborate within WID, connecting graduate students across campus through a range of challenging projects and events.

Bullington (left) and Maripelly

This year’s cohort of Kohler Fellows includes Tracey Bullington, doctoral candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Praveen Maripelly, MFA student in the Department of Art.

Bullington is a teacher and educational researcher from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is interested in researching the role of the arts in K-12 education and how young people learn through creative projects. She is also a visual artist, specializing in wood engraving.

Originally from India, Maripelly uses various artistic methods to creatively approach all aspects of life and bring about positive social change. Her work aims to blur the lines between gender and caste issues, challenge institutional racism and colorism, and build social interactions and relationships between people in rural areas and the global community at large.

The Kohler Fellowship Program consists of two types of fellowships: in art and in science. Both Bullington and Maripelly are Art Fellows. They will each have a science fellow with whom they will partner throughout the year to create a public art-science fusion project for the campus community.

Learn more about this year’s Kohler Fellows.

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