Barni Shiferaw

Position title: Senior Class Vice President


From the town of Wausau, WI, Barni is pursuing a Biology major with a certificate in Health and the Humanities. On campus, has held several leadership roles including Chancellor’s Scholars Class Co-Chair, Bucky’s Classroom Senior Advisor, and Health Coaching Coordinator at Wingra Family Medical Center. Barni is passionate about mentoring young students, especially those who are underrepresented in higher education. Following graduation, he is planning to continue his education and attend medical school. In the meantime, he will be spending his senior year reviving the Pail & Shovel Party by bringing back the shenanigans and traditions that make UW-Madisoin the iconic university that it is.  If you see him on campus, you will probably recognize him by his iconic afro or devious personality.