Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Energy Analysis and Policy Program

La Follette School grad Mikhaila Calice (MPA’19) played a starring role in a UW Now livestream presentation on climate, energy and geopolitics on November 9.

La Follette School graduate student Nova Tebbe calls herself a climate newcomer. Yet, in early November, she joined 300 people who walked out of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (or COP26) to protest the lack of significant commitment to combat climate change.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Manman Ding, MIPA, EAP

The La Follette School offers so many opportunities that you can take advantage of, and you will always have engaged and experienced staff and faculty to help in your search for career direction.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Emma Heins, MPA, EAP

It was beneficial to apply economic principles I learned in classes with a real-world client and to get some practical experience liaising and communicating with a client.

I went to a small school for my undergraduate studies, and I wanted to keep this tight-knit community while also having the resources of a large and world-renowned research university. My time at the La Follette School has allowed me to have both.

The La Follette School provides a robust independent study structure that allows you to pair personal interests and experiences with real-world clients that make the classroom material that much more enriching.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Jenna Greene, MPA

I began the year working with Professor Greg Nemt to prepare content for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report. Since then, I’ve worked on research for projects on policies related to technological innovation, low energy demand, and carbon removal.

I have been an active volunteer since I went to college, and I am always willing to help others and try to solve social issues such as lack of education in rural areas, poor living conditions in orphanages, severe air pollution, and so on.

In the La Follette School, I found a program committed in word and deed to supporting students who want to make a career of public service. That made all the difference for me.

Professor Greg Nemet, Assistant Professor Morgan Edwards, and two La Follette School alumni are among a cohort that received the 2020 Research Cluster Grant from UW–Madison’s Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies.

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