After years of lab work, Debaki Ale was ready to become more directly involved in energy and environmental policy, so she enrolled in the La Follette School's Master of International Public Affairs degree and its energy analysis and policy certificate programs.
A labor shortage at the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development created the opportunity for two La Follette School students to analyze employment patterns and opportunities.
Alum Pamela Ritger will speak on Saturday, June 14, as part of an ecological sustainability panel.
Public affairs students in David Weimer's cost-benefit analysis class are helping state agencies and community organizations make better decisions about criminal justice reform, environmental regulations, child welfare, mental health treatment and other policy areas.
Since graduating from the La Follette School, Andrew Behm (MPA ’15) has moved between the private and public sectors, but his work has always involved helping municipalities pay the bills. His new position as a capital finance officer at the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) is in the same vein.
For Xiaojia "Lydia" Bi, public service is about breaking down barriers, whether in helping people in developing countries or supporting sustainable wetland restoration in New Orleans.
People in countries around the world are better able to manage rapid urbanization thanks to the problem-solving skills Dean Cira learned at the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs.