Students, faculty, and staff met with La Follette alum Wesley Sparkman (MPA ’00) to discuss how to address racial, gender, and disability disparities.
In law firms, community health organizations, the State Department, and beyond, our alumni are sought for their expertise. See where several alumni started new positions recently.
Several alumni were elected to WWIG's board of directors. Another alum authored a comprehensive report on racial equity in Dane County.
Can you guess which alum won of the 2023 Kentucky Bar Association Writing Competition? Catch up on the latest updates in this month’s alumni news.
The event brought together alumni to practice civil discourse and connect with others committed to public service.
Over the 2022-2023 academic year, the La Follette School’s continued growth has allowed the school to educate more future leaders than ever before.
To boost opportunities for undergraduate policy students, the La Follette School joined a national network of universities and colleges training undergraduates for careers in public service.
Alumni with expertise in energy and environmental policy recently made strides in their careers.
After three years as outreach director, Lisa Ellinger (MPA ’03) became the school's director of strategic initiatives. Jennifer Wagner joined the school as the new outreach director.
Alex Conant (MPA ’03) is a founding partner at Firehouse Strategies, a bipartisan public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C. He joined the La Follette School’s Board of Visitors in April.
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"The workshop course was as challenging as it was rewarding. I also made lasting friendships with my peers and the professors."
"La Follette is the epitome of the Wisconsin Idea. And it’s certainly not just about Wisconsin—the staff and faculty have done so much to connect students with alumni and new, real-world opportunities."
"La Follette has prepared and empowered all of us to do amazing things."
"The client-based project was one of my favorite experiences at La Follette. I worked with a great team of faculty, client, and classmates."
Alum Jess Rutstein works as a FoodShare Program and policy analyst for the WI Department of Health Services.
"The small cohort size really allows you to get to know your classmates and interact with the faculty."
"The small class size and ability to gain quantitative skills also drew me to the La Follette School since I had limited experience with them as an undergraduate."
"I am extremely grateful for how flexible the program is. Its design allows students to craft a curriculum that suits their own specialties."
"The La Follette School has a professional-oriented curriculum that focuses on giving you an applicable skillset and list of experiences that will make you a desirable candidate in future applications."
"My client-based projects gave me useful real-world experience that can be transferred to other settings."
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