La Follette School alum Robin Gates sees his career as a management consultant—and life in general—as a series of calculated risks, leading to the reward of making a difference through public service. Taking risks and continuing to improve are vital, Gates says.
At the International Trade Administration, Julius Svoboda works to give U.S. oil and gas companies better access to foreign markets.
Nick Levine came to the La Follette School to pick up a few more analysis tools. "I have a background in the humanities, in East Asian studies with an emphasis on China," Levine says, "but my analysis suffered from a lack of understanding involving the economics, statistics and legal precedents used in the law and social sciences."
After a few years with Madison health-care software company Epic, Sam Shannon started thinking about his next career move. His interest in electricity brought him to the La Follette School.
Moving people and goods efficiently is a priority for alum Jason Bittner, the new director of the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida.