For Kate Maehr, the summer between her first and second years at the La Follette Institute was a study in contrasts.
Since graduating from the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs in 1990 with a joint degree in law, Timothy F. Nixon has earned a reputation for his leadership and knowledge of bankruptcy law.
For Melissa Berger, local trumps global. After completing a bachelor's degree in international political science, the La Follette student worked as a real estate agent and grounded herself in Madison and its myriad development and city management processes. "I find I enjoy making a local difference," she says.