Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Holly Bedwell is delighted to be confronted with child abuse, homelessness, and school suspensions and attendance problems — and to be back in Brooklyn after four years in Wisconsin.

Figuring out how to pay for college can be enough of a challenge for a high school student, but covering the costs for every graduate from all of a district's high schools could seem insurmountable — or an exciting opportunity.

Sex trafficking and public policy is the focus of research 2009 graduate Emma Condon will carry out in Nepal during the 2009-2010 academic year. Winner of a Fulbright Institute of International Education fellowship for the 2009-10 school year, she leaves for Nepal in September.

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 00:00

2008 alum running for Delaware auditor

Attorney and 2008 alum Brenda Mayrack is running to become Delaware’s state auditor, with a primary scheduled for September 9.

Monday, 05 December 2016 11:27

Aaron Dumas (MPA, JD '15)

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.

Friday, 26 August 2016 08:02

Aaron Varner (MPA '09)

It’s a small, tight-knit school with access to world-class, big-campus resources.

Datuk Jaafar Bin Abu Bakar came to the University of Wisconsin–Madison halfway through his career as a government servant, starting as a land administrator in with the Malaysia's Federal Land Development Authority and later joining Malaysia's civil service.
Thursday, 08 September 2016 14:56

Adam Johnson (MPA '16)

Working with real world clients in the Capstone and Program Evaluation courses was a highlight of the program for me.

Friday, 25 January 2019 12:46

Alan Paberzs (MPA ’05)

The two transferable skills that the La Follette School trained me to embrace revolve around writing and data.

Saturday, 10 September 2016 10:18

Alexis MacDonald (MPA ’08)

I chose the La Follette School because its commitment to practicing the Wisconsin Idea really resonated with me. I was drawn to UW-Madison’s longstanding commitment to extending its expertise beyond campus borders to solve problems and make positive changes throughout the state, the nation, and the world.

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