Portrait of Felecia Lucht


Director, Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI)



327 Ingraham Hall

Felecia Lucht is the Director of the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Dr. Lucht has an MA and PhD in German Linguistics with a PhD minor in Second Language Acquisition from UW-Madison.  She holds an MA in International Affairs with a concentration in Comparative and Regional Studies from the School of International Service (SIS) at the American University in Washington, DC.  She has a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she completed a double major in German and International Studies, and a minor in Russian.  Prior to her role as WISLI Director, Lucht taught language classes and courses in second language acquisition, foreign language methodology, and foreign language testing.  Lucht has studied German and Russian (and some Dutch), and is currently learning Arabic and Brazilian Portuguese.


Chandler Maas

Assistant, Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI)


Chandler Maas is the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI) Assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a recent graduate from UW-Madison with a BA in International Studies and a certificate in French. In 2019, she attended the Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute (SIPI). She has continued her studies in Portuguese along with Spanish and French. She is an avid reader and enjoys creating art.


Essie Lenchner

Events Assistant, Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI)


Essie is the Travel and Event Management System Coordinator for the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS), and the Events Assistant for Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI). Essie speaks native Hebrew, and as a heritage German speaker is familiar with the challenges of or re-learning a native language. She has experience with conference planning and online events, and has worked as a travel assistant for a cycling vacation company, for people who like to see the world by bike. She has also worked as a rock climbing instructor, and enjoys yoga and the outdoors.