Jordan Main is a senior at UW-Madison pursuing a degree in Biological Systems Engineering with certificates in Environmental Studies and Religious Studies. In her course work, she studies how people impact and are impacted by the environment, and being involved in sustainable, fair trade fashion has been very rewarding. As an active member the past school year, Jordan was involved in managing our Facebook business account, creating a Pinterest, shipping orders, and laying the foundations for pop-up in-person sales. As Co-Director Jordan is looking forward to continuing this work and further promoting the Artisan Collective!
Emma Baxter is a junior pursing degrees in Marketing and Supply Chain Management with a certificate in Digital Studies. She has been a member of the Artisan Collective since Spring 2021 and has worked closely with the social media team to grow our Instagram page and promote our products. She is looking forward to her role as Co-Director to promote creative projects, emphasize the real-world impact our student-led organization has, and continue to foster connections with our women artisans!
Janet Niewold is the founder and advisor for The Artisan Collective. She led UW-Madison’s global health field course Microenterprise and Wellbeing in Ecuador for four years and was a key partner in UW’s 4W initiative on women and microenterprise through the School of Human Ecology. Janet has an MA in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies from UW-Madison. She operated her own small business buying and selling artisan work from Latin America for 20 years before bringing her expertise to UW-Madison. Janet has two young adult kids and lives with her husband on a little farm near Madison.
Savannah Byers is a senior at UW-Madison pursuing a degree in Marketing and a certificate in Graphic Design. She is very passionate about the creative aspects of marketing and running a business. She has been a member of the Artisan Collective since spring semester of her freshman year and has loved being a part of this organization because of the rewarding, hands on experience it products as the team runs a business that makes a social impact. As a previous Co-Director, Savannah helped with the rebranding of the organization and has worked on various projects with the goal of driving and creating a fun and fulfilling experience for all members during the school year!
Katelyn Mauel is a senior at UW-Madison graduating in December 2021 pursuing degrees in Accounts and Risk Management & Insurance. She enjoys applying her knowledge from business classes to help the Artisan Collective maintain financial data and organize operations. She is also excited to be helping with the first in-person sale since she joined the organization in the Spring of 2020!
Lindsey Coleman is a senior at UW-Madison pursing degrees in Supply Chain Management and Marketing with a certificate in Sustainability. She has been a member of the organization since Fall 2020 and has mostly been involved on the social media team with a focus on Instagram Reels and Tiktok, while also creating stories and posts to revamp the aesthetic of the organization. Lindsey is looking forward to our upcoming in-person sales! She enjoys the organization because it supports global artisan women and sustainability while also enhancing skills for her future career. She is passionate about sustainability and loves how the organization is student-led!
Yvett Sanchez is a junior at UW-Madison pursuing degrees in Textile & Fashion Design and certificates in Sustainability and Entrepreneurship. She joined the organization in Fall 2020 during which she has been involved with the wholesale team, researching new vendors, curating the fall collection, planning outdoor sales, and social media. She loves how our work has a direct impact in the communities of the amazing and talented women who make our jewelry! Yvett is passionate about sustainability within the fashion industry and believes that all companies should pay their workers fairly and empower women within their supply chain. She also loves working with all the amazing women on our student team!
Mia Green is a junior at UW-Madison pursing degrees in Marketing and English. She has been a member since Spring of 2021 where she has been involved in wholesale outreach, planning outdoor sales, and working on creating graphics such as catalogs and posters. She enjoys working on creative projects that help give back to our global artisans and have a real world impact. Mia has gained valuable experience from working on projects and loves that the Artisan Collective is a student-run business that emphasizes sustainability and focuses on empowering women around the world!
Bailey Mougalian is a sophomore pursuing a degree in Marketing with a certificate in Graphic Design. Bailey has been involved with the Artisan Collective since Spring of 2021 working with social media where she has worked on different Instagram stories and created different videos and flyers/banners. She has worked with our other members to make our social media presence more pleasing and draw more attention from customers. She enjoys the Artisan Collective because she feels she is contributing to a greater cause while gaining more experience in marketing! The fair trade movement is important to Bailey since she is passionate about sustainability and helping those in need!
Chloe Hogenson is a junior at UW-Madison pursuing a degree in Consumer Behavior and Marketplace Studies. She is new to the Artisan Collection, but the mission and passion of the organization inspired her to join! She has enjoyed helping with our social media profiles and item displays. She hopes to use the relationships and knowledge she gains in her future journeys!
Kaitlyn Phun is a freshman at UW-Madison as a pre-business student hoping to pursue a degree in marketing. She is new to the Artisan Collective and intends to participate in marketing aspects and item displays. Kaitlyn was drawn to our organization because she has been heavily involved in the arts since she was a child. Her art medium is now jewelry making and 3D mixed media, which led her to join the Artisan Collective!
Amelie Rosenhagen is a freshman at UW-Madison and is new to the Artisan Collective this semester! She was drawn to our organization by our close partnership between the students and our artisans–especially since she is considering pursuing degrees in African Studies and Latin American studies. Amelie is looking forward to expanding her understanding of fair trade and its importance in our global marketplace!