SASLI Administrative Staff


Laura Hammond

Laura Hammond

Administrative Director

Laura Hammond has been the SASLI program coordinator since the inaugural Summer of SASLI in 2003. Laura has a BFA in ceramic art from the University of Washington-Seattle and is working towards an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Laura has been overseas for work, travel, and education. As an art student, Laura completed a semester in Rome with the University of Washington – Seattle. Besides learning how to drink Chianti and order pizza by the ounce, Laura traveled throughout Italy delving into the art and architecture. From 1990-1991, she taught English in Taipei, Taiwan and travelled extensively throughout Asia, where she learned Mandarin and Indonesian. In 1986-1987, she also lived and worked in London as a work exchange student on the Council for International Educational Exchange. These travel experiences have given her an important edge in understanding the specific challenges of language acquisition as well as the need for language skills for any student who is interested in study, work, research or travel abroad.


Anne Naparstek

Anne Naparstek

Student Services Coordinator

Anne Naparstek joined SASLI in January of 2011. She comes to SASLI with a great variety of work and learning experiences. Anne received her undergraduate degree in Classics from Trinity College in Connecticut. She has enjoyed many opportunities to experience different cultures, living in such varied locations as Honolulu, Cape Town, and Kyras Vrisi, Greece. She most recently came to Madison after spending two years in Taiwan, teaching English and studying Mandarin. Her diverse living experiences and language studies have granted her insight into both the challenges and the rewards facing those who are interested in learning more about the world.


Michael Kruse

Michael Kruse

Webmaster

Michael Kruse graduated from UW-Madison in December 2009, with an MA from the department of Languages and Cultures of Asia. He has been a part of SASLI since fall of 2008, maintaining web sites for the Center for South Asia, the Annual South Asia Conference, the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, and the South Asia Summer Language Institute. In addition to web development, he currently works on outreach and other tasks including Title VI reporting, publications and media, and FLAS fellowship applications. He also plays a key role in organizing the Annual Conference on South Asia. Mike spent nine months in India in 2008 on a Fulbright fellowship.

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