Welcome Carol Bralich!

Carol Bralich has joined the Fond du Lac Extension team as our new Human Development and Relationships Educator.

Carol Bralich, Associate Professor, has been an educator in the Human Development & Relationships Institute for UW-Madison, Division of Extension for over 14 years. Carol’s teaching, research and outreach have included a focus on building financial capability skills with various audiences and strengthening relationships within family serving organizations in the community.  Carol has been coordinating, coaching and teaching virtual, in-person, and online financial capability programs in Washington County for the past 11 years (and 3 years prior in Ozaukee County) for families, individuals, and professionals.  Carol has developed curriculum and facilitated Encouraging Financial Conversations trainings for social work professionals across the state, Planning AHEAD end-of-life programs for individuals, Rent Smart for high school youth, as well as coordinating childcare professional development for childcare providers and directors.

In addition, Carol provided leadership in fund development and facilitation of the Money Smart Week Financial Literacy Campaign with area financial institution representatives, other financial agencies and community libraries. Carol is also a trained Real Colors® facilitator with over 8 years of experience using this strengths assessment program for community agencies. Carol has a Master of Science degree in Family & Consumer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Carol is looking forward to connecting with Fond du Lac community organizations, families and individuals over the next few months. Her focus is financial education, co-parenting and conducting a needs assessment regarding families in the county. Feel free to reach out to Carol. She can be reached via email at carol.bralich@wisc.edu or by phone at 920-929-3170 at the Fond du Lac Extension Office.

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