Meet Bradley, one of the helpful faces behind Safer Badgers. Bradley’s favorite moments as a Badger have been the crisp fall Saturdays spent marching into Camp Randall with the @uwbadgerband. But these days, instead of playing trumpet for 80,000 screaming Badger fans, this junior from Appleton keeps things amped at home by experimenting with espresso creations and sharing them with friends. “It gives me something to distract my mind,” says Bradley, whose go-to specialty is a lavender latte. “And it makes my home smell incredible!” In their campus job as desk supervisor at Chadbourne Residence Hall, Bradley’s role to manage and support 10 desk staff while supervising several tasks involving @housinguw contracts, residents’ access to the building and other key elements of daily life at Chadbourne. And in a pandemic, important changes can happen quickly and frequently. “I take my responsibility seriously, to pass on to my staff any and all COVID information and updates,” explains Bradley, a retailing and consumer behavior major. “While I feel the responsibility of the obligation, it also feels rewarding to see the campus slowly opening certain facilities and services—and having Chadbourne never have to quarantine itself.”

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