For La Follette School alum Kate Battiato, a career is about relationships. Her internships led to paid positions that connected her with mentors and colleagues she met again when she went to work for the Legislature.
First-year student Phil Sletten sees himself at the intersection of politics and public policy, in a position to help policymakers see and understand policy ideas that might otherwise go unexamined.
As Mental Health America of Wisconsin's director of public policy, 1990 alum Shel Gross keeps in mind that structural change takes a long time, and success depends on the many people with a stake in the system.
1971 alum Terry Lierman is busy helping to create good jobs in energy and health care. He has started a new venture capital and consulting company after stepping down in late 2011 as chief of staff for U.S. House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland.
Debby Anderson Meyer does not like inefficiencies — particularly ones that keep her from building relationships with people.
Government plays a crucial role in a well-functioning capitalist society. That tenet, shaped at the La Follette School, informs alum Mark Cassell's researching and teaching at Kent State University.