Kaila Bingen

  • Experiential Education Specialist
  • Community and Business Engagement Department
  • MM, Carthage College, 2020
  • PHONE: (262) 595-2113
  • EMAIL: bingenk@uwp.edu


  • Internships
  • Campus Employment
  • High Impact Practices
  • Experiential Learning
Kaila serves as the Experiential Education Specialist in University of Wisconsin Parkside's Community and Business Engagement office. Before working at UW-Parkside, Kaila taught middle school choir in West Bend, elementary orchestra in Kenosha, and directed the Preparatory Choir for Milwaukee Children's Choir. Through her nonprofit and community-focused leadership roles, including co-founding and serving as the Managing Director of Kenosha Opera Festival, 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 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. Her community appointments include serving as a board member for the Education Foundation of Kenosha and the Racine Arts Council.
UWP 294 - Work-Based Learning
UWP 494 - Cross-Disciplinary Internship
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