Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Development

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.

Alum Andria Hayes-Birchler is fighting global poverty as a development policy officer with the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

After Rosina Estol-Peixoto started working at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., she saw how her research influenced public policy in Central American countries. Now she is pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs at the La Follette School.

Alum Katie Croake helps strengthen and expand democracy in the Middle East and North Africa as a program manager with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

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.

Having moved to Vietnam to teach English, Carly Hood kept finding she wanted to do more. She eventually enrolled at the La Follette School.

The process of engaging people is far more important than the end result, believes Colin Christopher, a first-year international public affairs student.

The EDGE Project, a student-run sustainable development organization based out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, hosts its second annual banquet on Friday, November 12. All proceeds go toward EDGE's community development projects in Lingira, Uganda.

The secret to greater government efficiency is program evaluation and performance management, believes Kristina Krull, whose interests have broadened during her three semesters at the La Follette School.

A little gender analysis mixed with hip-hop and rap music can go a long way in making the world more peaceful. Again and again, La Follette School alum Kristen Rasmussen sees how understanding the different roles Cambodian men and women can play in village life can translate into fewer villagers being killed or maimed by landmines.
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