Dominique Williams' career plans did an about-face after she got to the La Follette School of Public Affairs. She expected to work as an attorney to advocate for underrepresented communities after she completed her dual degree in law and public affairs. "I originally thought I would be a practicing attorney and that my policy degree would be supplemental," she says.
Even as Scott Williams shifts his career from journalism to energy analysis, he finds his communications skills coming in handy as he researches and organizes information for the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Wisconsin–Madison Energy Institute.
Alum Jason Witt has won national recognition for his work to reduce disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system — the overrepresentation of minorities compared to their proportion of the general population.
Alum Saul Wolf connects quality, low-cost money transfer firms to credit unions, financial cooperatives and other micro-finance entities as remittances manager at the World Council of Credit Unions.
The only commonality among Elizabeth "Buff" Wright's career job descriptions has been "other duties as assigned." Now assistant vice president and secretary to the board of trustees of Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences in Claremont, California, the 1981 La Follette alum is helping to establish a school of biopharmacy that will prepare pharmacists to work in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries as well as in modern pharmacy practice.