Lindsey Bliefernicht

Position title: Assistant Director for Students and Curriculum


Educational Background:

B.A., International Studies & B.A., Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018)
Academic Year Study Abroad, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (2016-17)
M.S., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis – Global Higher Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2019)

Geographical areas of expertise/interest: Spain and Western Europe; contemporary politics, human rights, and film
Languages: English and Spanish (Castellano)


Lindsey Bliefernicht (she/her/hers) began her current role in 2021, though her first position in IRIS started in 2019 as a Project Assistant for the Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute. Her previous professional experiences include working for several campus departments such as the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, International Student Services, and International Academic Programs. As a first generation student, Lindsey is passionate about promoting campus resources and international learning opportunities for all students.  Outside of IRIS, you can find her talking about the latest TV show she’s watched, going to thrift shops and estate sales, traveling, and reading.

Ask me about: 

  • Undergraduate advising for the IS Major and IRIS certificate programs
  • Curriculum development and planning for the IS Major and IRIS certificate programs
  • Data management and reporting
  • Program assessment
  • Student enrollment