Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Career Development

The La Follette School will be one of 16 academic units from the College of Letters and Science featured at the 2015 Teaching and Learning Symposium next week.

Andy Lick likes a challenge, and he has spent the last seven years showing that sustainable environmental policy and economic growth are not mutually exclusive. "My whole life I'd been told that the economy and the environment were opposing forces," the second-year La Follette School student says, "and my interest in energy policy grew out of challenging that assumption."

2007 alum Raul Leon will speak Wednesday, April 22, about his career path that has led him to becoming an associate professor of higher education and student affairs at Eastern Michigan University.

Highways are paved, people are fed and homes are energy efficient due to the vigilance of 1980 alum Gary L. Endicott, who became legislative counsel of the U.S. Senate on January 1.

The generalist in Emma Schumann drew her to the La Follette School and its Master of Public Affairs degree, as did advice from a couple of alumni and a faculty members.

A career as a diplomat and international development expert is the subject of the La Follette School's Policy After Work Series on Thursday, March 26, at Brocach on Madison's Capital Square, 7 West Main St., from 5-7 p.m. Light refreshments are served along with a cash bar.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Moran tackles policy challenges

Christian Moran's love of approaching problems from different perspectives brought him from journalism to policy analysis. "I like having the ability to look at problems and improve situations," the 2006 alum says.

La Follette School students got a firsthand view of how two nonpartisan legislative service agencies function when they visited the Legislative Fiscal Bureau and the Legislative Audit Bureau on February 6.

More than 60 alumni and friends plan to attend the La Follette School's Madison reception on Thursday, February 5, at Inn on the Park's Top of the Park, 22 South Carroll St., from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Herrem brightens future for at-risk youth

Rather than being incarcerated, at-risk teen boys are learning how to grow and sell organic vegetables, practice good financial skills, and market and sell products, thanks in part to Katie Herrem's work with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

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