Jennie Mauer uses her communication and analytical skills to enhance and improve child wellness in the city of Milwaukee. The 2008 grad is the state coordinator for Project Launch, a federally funded program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in partnership with the City of Milwaukee.
On September 11, 2001, Matthew Mayeshiba was a freshman planning to study viola at the University of Minnesota. But by 2005, with the invasion of Iraq and the presidential election, "there seemed to be so many more important things in the world," says Mayeshiba, who joined the military in 2006 and later enrolled at the La Follette School.
Marci McCoy-Roth brings experience with nonprofit and state government work to her position as senior director for public policy and communications with Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development.
Education policies too often get in the way of student learning, La Follette School student Ciara Mentzer discovered when she was a fourth-grade bilingual teacher in the South Bronx in New York City.
Bryan Miller wants to weed out inefficiencies. "Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs, I found the deeply embedded bureaucracy made local policy innovation difficult — even though individual regional facilities were relatively efficient," the second-year student says. "I want to make program and policy improvements on a bigger scale."
Alumni and friends of the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison are invited to a reception at the Milwaukee Sail Loft on Thursday, March 31. The reception follows the School’s first day-long La Follette in Milwaukee career exploration program.