Alum Bill Schmitt is spending the summer of 2015 at home in Wisconsin before starting a new position in Turkey, assisting with Catholic Relief Services' ongoing humanitarian needs. WauwatosaNow.com profiled him in a July 1, 2015, article. He graduated from the La Follette School in 2005 with a Master of International Public Affairs degree.
The week Justin Rabbach spent in Nicaragua only reinforced his decision to earn a Master of International Public Affairs degree from the La Follette School. This summer he is interning with the U.S. State Department in Honduras.
Kristen Rasmussen knew securing a job with an international non-governmental organization would be a challenge, even with her Master of International Public Affairs from the La Follette School. So when she moved to Cambodia after graduating in 2003, she focused on freelance consulting jobs to gain experience.
A nongovernmental organization offering development assistance in northern Rwanda and southwestern Uganda has some new ideas for how to expand its services, thanks to recommendations from a group of La Follette School students.
In the end, cultural differences do not stand in the way of friendship and diplomacy, Kelsey Roets has found. The first-year student is pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs degree as a step toward a life of international public service that builds on her undergraduate experiences in Latin America and graduate studies at the La Follette School.
The opportunity to choose classes and explore possible career paths prompted Diana Rosales Mitte to change her study-abroad semester into a three-year stay — and then to pursue a Master of International Public Affairs.
Second-year student Gail Kiles Krumenauer got a new perspective on her career interests in the intersection of local economic development and domestic social policy.