The school honored 47 outstanding master’s degree graduates, grew its undergraduate course enrollment to more than 700 students, and continued to act as a convener of thoughtful debate.
Recent updates about La Follette School alumni.
We all have our niche, and La Follette School grads are no exception. Our alumni have recently dived deep into the dangers of artificial intelligence, nuclear energy justice, and the Tariff Act of 1930.
La Follette School alumni make important contributions at many stages of their careers. Recently, our alumni have been recognized for their investigative journalism, their commitment to community building and social justice, and more.
Which alum was named a "Champion of Pride"? Who started a new position recently? Find out in this month's alumni news.
La Follette School alum Shireen Ohadi-hamadani discussed health equity issues with students in the school’s latest Elevating Equity in Policymaking event.
La Follette School alumni are making a difference by serving important public service roles and presenting policy findings.
Through public service, advocacy, and sharing their story with future policymakers, La Follette School alumni are striving to create a more fair and welcoming world.
The La Follette School will be well represented at spring commencement this May, starting with keynote speaker Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
On April 5 and 6, Day of the Badger donors can help the La Follette School unlock an extra $20,000 generously donated by alumni.
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Having served at the federal, state, county, and local level, I’m living proof that a La Follette School education can literally prepare you for almost any career field in government.
The La Follette School will give you the tools necessary to be successful in a career in public policy, regardless of the sector or level of government you are interested in.
The breadth of coursework I completed at the La Follette School provided me the opportunity to approach challenges through an interdisciplinary lens. Flood events trigger many different social and institutional dynamics that all must be considered when identifying solutions.
Having professors like Dave Weimer and Greg Nemet consistently challenge me—asking questions, throwing curve balls into assignments, and making us do some serious critical thinking—has really helped me become a more confident employee.
The La Follette School was recommended to me by an alum. I was drawn to the coursework that could develop my quantitative skills and to the wide variety of elective courses that I could choose from. I knew that I wanted to use my MPA in public service and was drawn to the La Follette School as the embodiment of the Wisconsin Idea.
"The La Follette School gives you a well-rounded set of tools to approach public policy and public administration problems. Even at my first job, I felt equipped to handle whatever project came my way."
"Use your time at the La Follette School to explore options and take a variety of electives to develop and apply skills and knowledge."
"Skills that I learned and gained in graduate school, I’ve used in the private sector as well as in the public sector. That includes quantitative analysis and strong writing skills, as well as the ability to interpret data and research findings and then translate them from academia into more plain language – this makes research and learning accessible across different audiences."
Hometown Wuhan, China Undergraduate education Double degree in social work (Central China Normal University) and finance (Wuhan University) Why the La Follette School? I was attracted to the La Follette School because of its expertise …
"The abundance of networking opportunities has allowed me to speak with professionals about their careers to determine if it is something I might enjoy, and a few conversations I’ve had have resulted in internship offers."
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