Board of Directors

The Badger Project’s Board of Directors have deep roots in Wisconsin and a wide range of skills and experience.

Nicholas Watt


Nicholas is a Partner at the law firm Kramer, Elkins & Watt in Madison. He graduated from the UW-Madison Law School in 2010. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois. Nicholas is a strong defender of the First Amendment. In his previous career, he served as a political professional on campaigns for candidates of the Democratic Party.

Ryan Christoph


Ryan is a financial institution examiner and a Certified Public Accountant. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in Accounting from UW-Milwaukee. Ryan is a graduate of Waunakee High School.

Maura Dasho

Maura grew up in the near-westside neighborhoods of Madison. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UW-Madison. She is most interested in issues concerning the Great Lakes. Maura currently resides in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Mary Raina Haralampopoulos

Raina is a certified prevention specialist at the Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.  She earned her master’s degree in social work at UW-Madison. She graduated from Verona High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Edgewood University in Madison.

Peter Nordby

Peter is a research specialist with the Health Innovation Program at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. He graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy, and received a master’s in international relations from North Carolina State University. He graduated from Stoughton High School. Peter enjoys live music, traveling, hiking and camping, cooking, reading and basketball.