Kaila Bingen

Experiential Education Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Parkside • CCWT Research Affiliate

Kaila serves as the Experimental Education Specialist in University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Community and Business Engagement office. Before working at UW-Parkside, Kaila worked in public education, teaching middle school choir and elementary orchestra. Through her nonprofit and community-focused leadership roles, she was drawn into higher education administration. A graduate of the Experiential Education Academy of the Society for Experiential Education, Kaila’s work revolves around moving the needle on equitable access to internships as well as pioneering internship alternatives, including high-impact student employment and work-based learning. Kaila is a two-time recipient of the UW-Parkside Assessment Showcase Provost’s Award for Outstanding Assessment Poster. She chairs the Undocumented Student Resources Committee, the Elevate: Student Employee Professional Development Committee, and the Campus Employment as a High Impact Practice Committee, and she co-chairs the Multicultural Professional Dialogue Series and Internship Steering Committee. She teaches internship and work-based learning courses centered around career development and critical reflection.

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