News: Class of 2016
Tony Carroll (MA ’80) ♦ Vaughn Vance (MA/JD ’98) ♦ Ben Winig (MPA, JD ’04) ♦ Nate Inglis Steinfeld (MPA, JD ’12) ♦ Megan Loritz (MPA ’13) ♦ Nick Lardinois (MPA ’16) ♦ Drew Curtis (MPA ’16) ♦ Ken Smith (MPA, URPL ’17) ♦ Chris Meyers (MPA ’18) ♦ Amanada Hejna (MPA ’19) ♦ Natalie Weill (MPA ’20) ♦ Benjamin Olneck-Brown (MPA ’20)
Roger Rowin (MA ’74) ♦ Rob Cramer (MA ’92) ♦ Tamarine Cornelius (MA ‘99) ♦ Lamont Smith (MPA '07) ♦ Andrew Kell (MPA ’10) ♦ Rachel (Moskowitz) Svoboda (MPA ‘07) ♦ Sara Eskrich (MPA, MPH ’15) ♦ Aaron Dumas (MPA, JD ’15) ♦ Drew Curtis (MPA ’16) ♦ Atiya Siddiqi (MIPA ’18) ♦ Michael Sauer (BA ’21)
Colin Higgins (MPA ’16) has played a key role at The Governance Project since 2018. As program director, Higgins has contributed to projects that help municipalities stimulate private investment in low-income communities, effectively finance community-focused development projects, and support small business through the COVID-19 crisis.
The National Interest published an article by La Follette School alumnus Christopher Russell (MIPA/JD ’16) about Ukraine’s long struggle against corruption and the Revolution of Dignity movement.
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.
The La Follette School of Public Affairs welcomes the creation of the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Since its creation in 1983, the La Follette School has blended nonpartisan rigor in scholarship with a direct application of the Wisconsin Idea in practice.
Rob Meyer’s commitment to improving K-12 students’ academic success spans three decades. As an educator and researcher, he has shared his passion with students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and school leaders across the country.
Former Gov. Tommy Thompson shared his commitment to The Wisconsin Idea – the principle that the university is intricately tied to the state – in the most recent issue of Public Administration Review (PAR).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published several papers written by Alisha Bower (MPA ’16) while she was an international agriculture intern in Lima, Peru. The papers focus on biotechnology, climate change, and trade issues related to Peru’s agricultural industries as the country’s new president – Pedro Pablo Kuczynski – assumed office.