Kaubin Neupane can make sense of the duality in his life only if he studies in the United States with the intent of contributing to help people in his native Nepal and in other developing countries. "When I was growing up in Kathmandu, I took the local environmental problems for granted and accepted them as another facet of difficult life," the first-year student says.
I am a project assistant for Professor Menzie Chinn, former senior economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers. I was drawn to this position because of my strong interest in Professor Chinn’s research in international trade. We are doing research on the topic of elasticity of demand for US imports and exports.
To help specialists in Nigeria better advise the Ministry of Agriculture about food security, Ulrike Nischan applied what she learned at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Xin Nong has wide-ranging interests that he is now exploring through the La Follette School's international public affairs program.
Ometere Omoluabi helps West African companies and governments overcome barriers to free trade. Based in Accra, Ghana, the 2008 alum serves as a liaison between the public and private sector to improve the trade and business climate for 15 countries that agreed in 1990 to duty-free trade.
Corey Palmer-Rehorst has a pretty good idea of what the world will look like in 2025. As an associate consultant at Euromonitor International in Chicago, the 2008 alum was the global manager of a project that looked at how different government and business actions could contribute or hinder the pace and breadth of technological and economic advancement.
2009 alum Alison Patz came to the La Follette School knowing she wanted to work for the federal government in international public affairs.
Emily Plagman is using her organizational skills to help build a comprehensive, sustainable energy efficiency retrofit program for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.