Bianca Cusimano Danner

Position title: Interim WSB Director of Global Programs

Email: bianca.cusimanodanner@wisc.edu

Address:
3150 Grainger Hall

Bianca Cusimano Danner

(she/her/hers)

As Director of Global Programs for the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB), I work with our team and the business school to develop and deliver a portfolio of business-focused study abroad programs for both undergraduate and graduate business students. Our team also works to develop other global programs and partnerships for the school. I was an International Business and Marketing major as a business undergraduate at Saint Louis University. I chose International Business as one of my majors, because of the requirement to study abroad and my hopes to work in business abroad after graduation. My study abroad experiences in Beijing, China for a semester and Panama for a short-term faculty-led program led me to change my goals and pursue a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration in hopes of supporting other students’ international experiences. One of my goals is to help broaden the types of students studying abroad and make study abroad possible for all students. I was a Pell Grant recipient all throughout college and had never been on an international flight before studying abroad. Without a major that required studying abroad, I might not have had the incentive to study abroad. Before joining the Global Programs team at WSB in 2018, I worked for International Programs at the University of Texas at Austin’s business school and the campus-wide study abroad office at Texas A&M University. I enjoy cooking, gardening (although I can basically only grow tomatoes), hiking, and seeing live sports and music in my time outside work.