Meet the On Your Marq Staff

Each On Your Marq student is supported in a variety of ways. Graduate coaches provide OYM students with targeted support in the areas of executive functioning, academic skills, and social and professional navigation. OYM students also work with an undergraduate peer mentor to assist in the successful transition to college social life.


On Your Marq Director

Emily RaclawEmily Raclaw, MS, LPC 

Emily is honored to be the director of On Your Marq. She is a lifelong Milwaukee resident and brings over 10 years of disability in education expertise to the program. She has presented at several conferences and trained other college success programs on the topics of disability as diversity, neurodiversity, and programming.  

Prior to coming to Marquette, Emily has taught high school special education, worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, and coordinated a college success program for students with disabilities. She is an expert in program creation and development, as well as a disability advocate and professional. She is also a licensed professional counselor and utilizes those skills to ensure On Your Marq considers the whole student.  Outside of work she spends time with her son, husband, and dog. She is an avid traveler, and loves to share her travel tips. 

She is excited to serve On Your Marq students and staff, coming alongside them in their individual journeys. 


Meet our staff for the 2020-2021 year!

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Graduate Coaches 


Elyse Adler

Elyse Adler, MS

Program: Clinical Psychology Ph.D.

Undergraduate Institution: Haverford College 

Undergraduate Degree: Psychology with minors in Fine Arts & History of Art 

 Fun Fact: She played lacrosse in college!



Nathan Craven

Nathan Craven

Program: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Undergraduate Institution: Southern Utah University

Undergraduate Degree: Psychology, Minor in Spanish

Fun Fact:He plays the Violin but also loves to play a mean game of Pickleball



Jess CurryJessica Curry 

Program:Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Track

Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Undergraduate Degree: Psychology & Spanish

Fun Fact: She had tons of fun ziplining and kayaking  in Costa Rica!


Keelyn Gross

Keelyn Gross 

Program: Physical Therapy

Undergraduate Institution: Marquette University

Undergraduate Degree: Biomedical Sciences – Physical Therapy 

Fun Fact: Manatees are her favorite animal! 




Bernadette Heitschmidt, MS

Program: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Rehabilitation Track

Undergraduate Institution: Marquette University 

Undergraduate Degree: Advertising

Graduate Institution: Northern Illinois University 

Graduate Program: Adult and Higher Education

Fun Fact: Her favorite TV show is Friends and she named my dog after the character                                                                   Phoebe


Kalen Kenedy

Kalen Kenedy, MS 

Program: Clinical Psychology, PhD

Undergraduate Institution: Howard University

Undergraduate Degree: Psychology

Fun Fact: He's attended Lutheran, Methodist, Quaker, and Catholic/Jesuit schools throughout his education.



Allie Perry

Allie Perry

Program: Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - specialiization in child and adolescent counseling

Undergraduate Institution: University of Iowa

Undergraduate Degree: Psychology

Fun Fact: She adopted a two-year old dog named                                                       Lyla over winter break!


Jordan Stiede

Jordan Stiede, MS

Program: Clinical Psychology Ph.D. 

Undergraduate Institution: Ripon College 

Undergraduate Degree: Psychobiology

Fun Fact: He played basketball in college.




Robert Twidwell

Robert Twidwell, MS

Program: Counseling Psychology, PhD

Graduate Institution: Western Kentucky University

Graduate Degree: Psychological Science

Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Irvine 

Undergraduate Degree: Psychology/Social Behavior and Social  Ecology  

                                                       Fun Fact: He is a musician! 

Peer Mentors

 Jason Beugnet

Jason Beugnet 

Major: Biomedical Sciences- Pre-dental Scholars 

Fun Fact: Jason is a triplet, and both of his brothers also go to Marquette! 


 Kelly Dietrick

Kelly Dietrick

Major: Biomedical Sciences

Fun Fact: She is the youngest of four! 




Bri Foti


Bri Foti 

Major: Biomedical Sciences- Pre-Occupational Therapy 

Fun Fact: She loves traveling to National Parks 




Taytum Kahl

Taytum Kahl

Major: Biomedical Sciences 

Fun Fact: She lived in New York City for a summer!



Stacey Miceli


Stacy Miceli 

Major: Psychology 

Fun Fact: She was born in the Philippines! 


Shay O'Brien


Shay O’Brien 

Major: Public Relations  

Fun Fact: She has enough sweatshirts to wear a different one, every day for three months straight.   



Maggie Pollard


Maggie Pollard

Major: Advertising

Fun Fact: She's really good at knowing her state capitals! 



Maggie Smith


Maggie Smith 

Major: Speech language pathology and Spanish for the health professions. 

Fun fact: Her favorite animal is a sloth! 



Tyler Stein


Tyler Stein

Major: Biomedical Sciences  

Fun fact: He went to culinary school for a year.

Planning Team

Mary Carlson

Mary Carlson, Ph.D.

Discipline: Clinical Associate Professor in Education

Fun Fact: She prides herself on having dissected a human brain. 

Wendy Krueger


Wendy Krueger, MS, CCC-SLP 

Discipline: Clinical Associate Professor in Speech-Language Pathology

Fun Fact: She was a Twist (dance) champion!


Amy Van Hecke

Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, Ph.D.

Discipline: Professor of Psychology

Fun Fact: Dr. Van Hecke was Vice President of the Croquet Team while an undergrad at Smith College.