Curiosity about statistical methods brought Adam Hartung to the La Follette School. "I wanted to have a better understanding of how public policies are created and evaluated at a level higher than when I'm talking about a news story with friends," says the second-year Master of Public Affairs student.
Two years of students dropping out, violence in school and disengaged parents brought Selina Eadie to the La Follette School to earn a Master of Public Affairs degree.
After college, Nate Inglis Steinfeld spent two years watching dedicated public servants within the complex world of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C. Eventually he decided he needed more education to pressure the system to aid communities, and so he enrolled at the La Follette School.
First-year student Phil Sletten sees himself at the intersection of politics and public policy, in a position to help policymakers see and understand policy ideas that might otherwise go unexamined.
As Mental Health America of Wisconsin's director of public policy, 1990 alum Shel Gross keeps in mind that structural change takes a long time, and success depends on the many people with a stake in the system.
The opportunity to blend interests in China's language, culture and socioeconomic problems brings student Emily Brunjes to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.