In January, students and staff from the La Follette School visited Washington, D.C., where graduate students had the chance to meet and learn from staff and alumni working on a variety of public policy issues at public, private, and nonprofit organizations. “If you have the opportunity to go on this D.C. trip, I would absolutely recommend it,” says Stephanie Mertens, an MPA student who attended this year’s D.C. visit. Mertens said that having the chance to connect with recent alumni broadened her perspectives.
MIPA student Haoyan (Ken) Wang also documented his experience on our 2023 Washington, D.C. trip in a vlog. Follow along on visits to organizations and government agencies and meetings with alumni working in D.C.