Staff

Reem Itani (she, her)

Student/Program Assistant 

Reem Itani is a student/program assistant at the Language Program Office (LPO) specializing in MEDLI (Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Language Institute), MULTI (Summer Multilanguage Seminar), and ProjectGO (Project Global Officer). She is an undergraduate student majoring in violin performance and political science with two certificates in African and Middle East studies. Reem speaks English, Spanish, and Arabic, which is her family’s first language. In collaboration with Professor Katrina Thompson, she is researching the revolutionary politics of LGBTQ+ individuals in the Middle East and presented her research at the 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Outside of school and work, Reem likes to watch American Horror Story, bake, travel to far away places, listen to different types of music, play the violin, and go for walks across state street.


Kerry Uniyal (she/her)

Multilanguage Program Coordinator

kuniyal@wisc.edu

Language Program Office

L50 Pyle Center

Kerry Uniyal is the Intensive Summer Multilanguage Seminar Coordinator. She holds an MA in French and Francophone Studies with a concentration in French Translation and Interpretation from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. She has a BA from UW-Madison where she completed a double major in French and Languages and Cultures of Asia, and a Certificate in South Asian Studies. In 2011, she studied and interned abroad in India through UW and has been involved in international education and language learning programs ever since. Prior to her role as Multilanguage Coordinator, she worked as a Program Advisor at the Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) for study abroad programs in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East, as well as for customized faculty-led programs worldwide. She is also the Program Coordinator for the Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Language Institute (MEDLI). Kerry speaks Hindi, French, and has studied some Spanish and Mandarin, and is currently learning Persian.


Katie Pratt (she/her)

Student/Program Assistant 

Katie Pratt is a student/program assistant at the Language Program Office (LPO) specializing in MEDLI (Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Language Institute), MULTI (Summer Multilanguage Seminar), and ProjectGO (Project Global Officer). She is an undergraduate student majoring in International Studies with an emphasis on global security and Dance. Along with working at the LPO, Katie is the cohort representative for the 2026 Dance Department graduating class and teaches ballet at Storybook Ballet. She is also proficient in Spanish and hopes to become fluent at the end of her four years at UW-Madison. Outside of the university, Katie enjoys spending time outside by the lakes, discovering new places to eat, and travelling to her hometown in Houston, Texas.