Allison Vaillancourt believes people should be treated well and that organizations should have healthy cultures — so much so that the Chronicle of Higher Education asked her to write a blog to share her perspectives. The 1990 alum provides strategic leadership in human capital and organizational culture at the University of Arizona, where she is vice president for the Division of Human Resources.
After years of working as an outside observer with peripheral influence, Matt van Buren decided to involve himself more deeply in the policymaking process. The former journalist and political fund-raiser is in his second semester at the La Follette School, exploring public management and nonprofit leadership in addition to the school's core courses in microeconomics and statistics.
Ben Williams is finding new perspectives on problem-solving as he pursues a Master of Public Affairs degree at the La Follette School as part of his transition from the private sector into nonprofit management and community development.
Amanda Wilmarth wants to improve U.S. relations with China and ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula, so 10 years after completing her bachelor's degree in international relations and East Asian studies, she is back at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs degree.
A talented and creative manager first got John Wilson-Tepeli thinking about the value of public affairs training and eventually led him to enroll at the La Follette School in the double-degree program in urban and regional planning.