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.