Ruanda McFerren, MPA, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

On a near daily basis, I am in meetings that relate to a real-world version of grad school group work. Whether it is assisting in development of a new citywide housing policy, compiling information on digital innovations, or coming up with ideas for #cityhallselfie day, much of the work I’m engaged in involves a deep level of communication and collaboration.

Mikhaila Calice, MPA/EAP

Hometown Ann Arbor, Michigan Undergraduate education Bachelor’s degree in political studies and international studies from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, 2015 Professional/research interests Energy policy Accomplishments La Follette School fellow; undergraduate Pi Beta Kappa and …

Joseph Bates (MPA/MPH ’17)

The most rewarding aspect of my current position is constituent casework. … In my opinion, assisting constituents with these issues defines what it means to be a public servant and to work in public affairs.