“If you are looking to create a better future for yourself or the world, you will have the opportunity to learn how to do that here at La Follette.”
“As a true believer in ‘The Wisconsin Idea,’ I have always sought to take my own learning beyond the boundaries of this campus, help others, and create positive change.”
“During COVID I had a lot of time to reflect on the importance of public policy and was inspired to get involved to make a larger impact on society.”
I spent a year working at a rural homeless shelter in Colorado. This experience sparked my desire to work in policy, specifically housing and welfare policy. I am hoping to use my MPA to help make housing more accessible for everyone.
I worked in student government as an undergraduate and loved the policy making process. It was the highlight of my freshman year and I knew I wanted to pursue it as a career.
I intended to pursue a career as a psychologist. However, my grandmother passed away from dementia, and that changed my career trajectory. I wanted to learn more about dementia and how scientific knowledge of dementia could impact policies and practices that affect people living with the illness.
“I went to a small school for my undergraduate studies, and I wanted to keep this tight-knit community while also having the resources of a large and world-renowned research university.”
“Being able to bring together my experience working with renewable energy technologies and the policy lessons from the EAP Program will be incredibly valuable as I move forward in my career”
“I’ve been able to build more analytical and quantitative skills at La Follette and take energy-specific classes through the Energy Analysis & Policy program.”