Meet Our Team
Julia Frangul, Executive Assistant
Julia is a recent graduate of UW-Madison where she received her B.S. in Zoology, Conservation Biology, and Spanish. Her research focus includes wildlife conservation, sustainable development, primatology, and global initiatives in conservation. She previously lived and worked in Madrid, Spain as an English teaching assistant.
Jennifer Kushner, Interim Director
For the past 25 years, Jennifer has led and evaluated US-based and global initiatives in agriculture, health, environment, energy and community development. She specializes in systems approaches to complex issues, with focused work in water. She has worked in Africa, Central and South America, the Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean.
Kushner holds doctorate and master’s degrees in adult education, and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences. She has worked in the public and private sectors, started and led several non-profits, served as an elected official, runs her own consulting business, and is an intrepid adventurer.
What We Do
Host visitors and scholars
Fund international collaboration
Globalize Wisconsin agriculture
Recognize global contributions to science
For more information on what CALS Global does,
view our Annual Reports.