CPHA Staff

Molly Reinhard, MS | Director of Pre-Professional Advising, Center for Pre-Health and Center of Pre-Law Advising


Molly Reinhard serves as director of the Center for Pre-Law Advising and the Center for Pre-Health Advising. She has worked in student services at UW – Madison for over 12 years, with a focus on supporting educational equity, student retention, and career/academic exploration. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from UW – Madison and an M.S. in Cultural Foundations of Education & Community Engagement from UW – Milwaukee, along with training in counseling skills and restorative justice facilitation.

Dija Selimi, PhD | Advisor and Lead for Curriculum and Data Management


Before joining pre-health 8 years ago, Dija worked with students for 10 years through classroom teaching, mentoring in the laboratory and advising both graduate and undergraduate students. She earned her Ph.D. in Plant Pathology studying non-chemical management of fungal pathogens (plants get sick too!), and did post-docs on bacterial biofilm formation and sweet protein synthesis.

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Beth Currier, MA | Advisor and Lead for Communications


Beth has worked with students and alumni at UW-Madison for more than ten years as a TA, a guest lecturer, and a pre-health advisor. She holds a BA in English Literature and Writing from Bethel University, an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and an MA and PhD from UW-Madison in Hebrew Bible. Her research interests range far afield from pre-health, but she is committed to and inspired by the mission of CPHA to support students and alumni and to increase equity in education, healthcare careers, and healthcare systems.

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Mike Hill, PhD | Advisor and Lead for First Year Initiatives


Mike joined CPHA after working as a historian and college instructor. He earned his PhD in 2013 studying the relationship between climate and medicine in colonial America. In addition to helping Badgers achieve their career and life goals, Mike loves to play jazz and visit his favorite city, London.

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* On Mondays, all appointments will need to be through phone, Skype, or Google Hangout

Alexis Steinbach, MS | Advisor and Lead for Diversity Program Partnerships


Alexis has been working in higher education for three years. She started her career at the University of Missouri-Columbia as a graduate assistant in New Student Programs. Most recently, Alexis was an advisor in the College of Engineering at UW. She earned a B.S. degree in Consumer Affairs and an M.S. degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from UW-Madison. As an undergraduate student she competed on the Badgers Women’s Volleyball and Track and Field teams. Alexis looks forward to working with a diverse population of pre-health students and helping them achieve their academic and personal goals. In addition to her passion for college student success and advocacy, Alexis enjoys coaching volleyball, cheering on the Badgers, and exploring new activities.

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Emily Chaltry | Advisor and Lead for Career Exploration Partnerships


Career exploration is something that rings true for Emily because she comes to advising from a previous role in healthcare as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Emily is excited to use her real-world experience to help UW Madison students explore and consider healthcare careers that may be new to them. When not on campus, Emily enjoys running, playing the ukulele, and exploring Madison.

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