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Government Accountability Office Alumni Visit
November 16 — 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Staff from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)—including La Follette School alumni—will discuss their careers and job and internship opportunities.
The GAO offers seasonal internships as well as full-time positions. GAO staff will be at UW–Madison to talk about the work they do and the 2023 summer paid internship opportunity that opens in early December.
About the GAO
The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that advises Congress about ways to make government more efficient, effective, ethical, equitable, and responsive. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), often called the “congressional watchdog,” is an independent, non-partisan agency that works for Congress. GAO examines how taxpayer dollars are spent and provides Congress and federal agencies with objective, non-partisan, fact-based information to help the government save money and work more efficiently. We have the authority to audit, investigate, and report on anything the federal government spends taxpayers’ money on—from the military to healthcare. In 2021, GAO celebrated 100 years of service to the federal government.
- Eric Hudson, Senior Analyst, Physical Infrastructure Team (master’s in public affairs from UW-La Follette (2004), undergraduate in communications, University of Illinois (1997)). Eric works in Telecommunications and Technology Policy.
- Kate Nast Jones, Senior Analyst, Health Care Team (master’s in social work and public affairs (2008) and Undergraduate in Social Work and Spanish (2006) from UW-Madison). Kate works in Medicare Payment Policy, Nursing Homes, Pandemic Response.
- Alison Goetsch, Senior Analyst, Health Care Team (master’s in public policy from Duke University’s Sanford Institute of Public Policy (2009), Undergraduate in Political Science, UW-Madison (2006)). Alison works in Veterans Health Care and Public health/FDA (ex: COVID-19 vaccines, prescription drug shortages, etc.).
- Brittaini Maul, Senior Analyst, Health Care Team (MPA from La Follette (2019))
**For those unable to attend from 3-4 there will be a similar (but not LFS/policy-focused) session featuring the same speakers from 5-6 over at SuccessWorks on State St on the same day.