Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Alumni

Michael Rodriguez (MPA/MSURP '09) joined CBRE as the Greater DC Area Leader of Market Research and Analysis.

Michael Heifetz (MA ’91) joined Michael Best Strategies in December 2017. He is leading the state and federal healthcare practice at Michael Best, one of the nation’s fastesdt-growing business-to-business consulting companies.

Nearly 20 La Follette School students visited the Legislative Audit Bureau and Legislative Fiscal Bureau on January 26 to learn about career opportunities at the nonpartisan legislative services agencies. Numerous La Follette School alumni work at the agencies in downtown Madison.

With more than 120 people in attendance, the La Follette School of Public Affairs had one of the largest turnouts ever for its annual Madison Reception on Thursday, February 1.

Two La Follette School alumni – Richelle Andrae (MPA ’17) and Sara Koliner (MPA ’14) – are among the panelists for the next Evidence-Based Health Policy Project (EBHPP) briefing.

David Boardman (MPA ’16) has joined the University of Wisconsin System as a government relations specialist. Most recently, Boardman was a legislative aide for State Rep. Joan Ballweg.

Twenty-one La Follette School students learned from alumni and other policy professionals during the La Follette in Chicago career development program in November 2017. During the two-day program, students visited four organizations, participated in two panel discussions, and attended a networking reception with alumni, faculty, and staff.

January 22, 2018

Jamie Aulik (MPA '06)

Having served at the federal, state, county, and local level, I’m living proof that a La Follette School education can literally prepare you for almost any career field in government.

One of Danny Benson’s career goals has been to contribute in a substantive way to policies and programs he felt were important. The La Follette School helped put him on the path to achieving that goal.

Brenda Mayrack (MPA, JD ’08) was appointed Delaware’s state escheator in the Department of Finance. In her new role, Mayrack will direct the state’s Office of Unclaimed Property.

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