Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: MIPA

Friday, December 3, 2021

Manman Ding, MIPA, EAP

The La Follette School offers so many opportunities that you can take advantage of, and you will always have engaged and experienced staff and faculty to help in your search for career direction.

The La Follette School’s Undergraduate Certificate in Public Policy program and corresponding coursework equips students to continue their studies at the graduate level in technical skills and in-class climate.

"Academically and professionally, I sought a challenging program that was a catalyst in its field. I was drawn to the prestige, longevity, and history of the La Follette School."

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Austin Fraley, MIPA

"The La Follette School is great at providing connections with alumni who can give you great advice about what courses to take, what the ups and downs of their jobs are like, and just give you great guidance all around."

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Amelia Stastney, MIPA

It was during my time as a resource navigator that I became passionate about helping refugees. I had always known that I wanted to “do good,” but I felt through helping recent immigrants and refugees that I had found my calling. I grew frustrated at the bureaucratic challenges my patients faced, and I knew a MIPA degree was right for me.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Logan Pearlman, MIPA

Helping officials in Brown County determine if removal of harmful blue green algae in Green Bay would have net costs or benefits really felt like an apt application of the Wisconsin Idea. Helping to determine if the water quality could be improved would have a direct impact on many Wisconsinites.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Laura Downer, MIPA

I feel more confident that I have the skills and abilities to succeed post-graduation and to work toward a career in public policy that I enjoy and am able to contribute meaningfully to.

In the La Follette School, I found a program committed in word and deed to supporting students who want to make a career of public service. That made all the difference for me.

After 13 years’ experience in international humanitarian aid, Bill Schmitt (MIPA ’05) joined United Methodist Children’s Services of Wisconsin (UMCS) in Milwaukee as its executive director. He previously worked for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), leading relief efforts for some of the world’s most challenging crises, including the Darfur Genocide, the War in Afghanistan, the West Sumatran Earthquake, and the Syrian civil war.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Peter Mosher, MIPA

"The La Follette School gives me the flexibility to take the courses I find most relevant. French coursework has helped me communicate with my partner in the Congo DPR, while a human resources class at the Wisconsin School of Business gave me an introduction on how to effectively manage an organization’s human capital."

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