Bachlor of arts in government, Harvard University, 2003
Attorney at law
Cullen Weston Pines & Bach LLP
How have your La Follette School courses and/or experiences contributed to meeting your career goals?
As a dual-degree student, law was my primary focus in school and is certainly primary in my career right now. However, La Follette helped set me apart from other young lawyers and provided a certain rigor in policy, writing, and analysis that gives me confidence and credibility in a lot of areas that I would not have otherwise had.
Previous professional experience
Legislative assistant to State Rep. Martin D. Schneider; administrative research assistant for the Collaborative Center for Health Equity at the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research; project management and quality assurance at Epic.
Most challenging experience at the La Follette School
Most rewarding experience at the La Follette School
Getting to learn from great professors in La Follette (Moynihan, Yackee, etc.) and in the great courses in other departments (Harvey Jacobs, etc.) that I got to take, as well as getting to intern at the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project.
Why would you recommend the La Follette School to a prospective student?
It’s a great way to get an excellent, broad education in public policy.
Why an MPA/JD?
Working as a legislative aide in the Wisconsin State Capitol and knowing several great La Follette alumni in my personal and professional life.
Why the La Follette School?
I was already enrolled in law school at UW and the dual degree was a very attractive option, especially because of how respected the La Follette School was.