Two graduating public affairs students reached the finalist stage of the prestigious Presidential Management Fellows Program that places recent graduates with federal agencies for two-year assignments.
Miriam Palmer is ready for anything. After a summer internship researching tax policies for a Mexican think tank, the second-year student knows she is building a strong set of quantitative skills that are preparing her to work in different aspects of international public affairs.
Since graduating from the La Follette School in 2010, Allie Bagnall has been researching and analyzing sovereign wealth funds, international banking regulation, international finance, reserve accumulation and balance of payments, and other macroeconomic topics for the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C.
Alum Andria Hayes-Birchler's employer has recognized her efforts to weave gender equity into decisions about whether the United States should give a country development aid.
In the end, cultural differences do not stand in the way of friendship and diplomacy, Kelsey Roets has found. The first-year student is pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs degree as a step toward a life of international public service that builds on her undergraduate experiences in Latin America and graduate studies at the La Follette School.