“I am very much fascinated with both law and public policy — especially the interplay of the two. As such, pursuing the dual degree was an easy choice.”
Sam Schneider, MPA
“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.”
Sarah Nesci, MPA
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.
Ethan Dickler, MPA
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.
Kao Lee Yang, MPA, PhD in Neuroscience
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.
Nova Tebbe, MPA, MPH, Energy Analysis and Policy Certificate
“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.”
Henry Hundt, MPA, EAP
“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”
Jenna Greene, MPA, EAP
“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.”