Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, 30 July 2012 00:00

Chase explores law, policy

Stephanie Chase knew she wanted to earn graduate degrees in public policy and law. So she and her father took a road trip that combined visits to major baseball league ballparks and Big 10 universities.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 07:09

Coleman advances women's health

Michele Coleman wants to know why people make the decisions they do about their health to help them lead healthier lives.  To that end, the public affairs and public health dual-degree candidate is presenting a paper about the influence of religion on the abortion decision-making process and experience at a national conference.
Thursday, 12 November 2009 00:00

Crespo focuses on health, environment

Good health and a clean environment are inseparable for Jami Crespo, and she looks forward to applying her policy analysis and legal skills to ensure people have both.

The La Follette School helped Kathryn Reif come out of her analytical shell. Trained as a mechanical engineer, she wanted to learn more about the legal policies that were shaping the future of her employer, Alliant Energy.

For student Andrew Walsh, receiving the Ina Jo Rosenberg and Shiri Eve Leah Gumbiner Fellowship makes possible the whole endeavor of earning dual master's degrees in public affairs and public health.

Anne Gargano Ahmed wants to make sure consumers are helping to shape health care policy. "My family experienced the devastating consequences of being uninsured, and I am dedicated to protecting other families from similar experiences," the continuing student says.

Recent alum CP Frost discusses in a Scientific American blog the tension that can exist between politicians and scholars who seek government funding for research.

Farha Tahir has no doubt her classmates will take extraordinary measures to put their passion for public service to work. "When we walk across this stage, it signifies a change, a transfer of power," she told her classmates gathered in the Assembly Chamber of the Wisconsin Capitol for the La Follette School's May 15 graduation celebration.

Avid debate about health-care reform gave Alex Hartzman the career focus he was looking for. Daily discussions with co-workers about the pros and cons of the federal health reform inspired the astrophysics major that he decided to study health policy in graduate school.

Health-care reform makes "free and vigorous" advocacy around private insurance issues available to more Americans, according to a study co-authored by 2002 alum Sarah Davis.
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