La Follette School student Jen Winter spent much of her summer going to meetings and trying to schedule meetings. As an intern with the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, she gained an up-close introduction to the U.S. State Department, the European Union and the life of a foreign service officer.
Wherever life takes Erika Jones, she intends to always be involved in public service. Her training and experiences through the La Follette School are helping her advance her career interests in fostering stronger communities and public policy that supports sustainable agriculture.
1992 alum Jill J. Karofsky helps prosecutors with cases involving domestic violence and sexual assault as the state's first violence against women resource prosecutor.
Public policy can help sustain an improved standard of living, says La Follette School student Dan Kleinmaier."Our society has achieved many great things and improved the standard of living for many," Kleinmaier says. "However, it appears we have done so in a manner that is unsustainable."
When her second year as a teacher ended, Sara Kock left her South Dakota school district saying, "I have to do something more to help those children succeed." She came to the La Follette School the next fall to gain the technical skills she needs to inform education policy.
Sara Koliner was in a job training session when she got a crash course on the U.S. health system. What she learned eventually brought her to the La Follette School to pursue a public affairs degree.
Fifteen months after she completed her capstone workshop report at the La Follette School, Gail Krumenauer found herself sitting with three other economists figuring out why the state of Oregon's per-capita personal income was declining compared to the rest of the United States.
With Wisconsin's Senate changing hands in 2010, Steven Kulig needed a new plan after spending three years as a legislative aide. He ended up following advice from a La Follette School alum and applying to the La Follette School.
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.