Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

After a couple of years in Milwaukee helping public school students figure out how to apply and pay for college, Ryan Eisner decided to switch his energies to making structural change, and so he enrolled in the La Follette School's Master of Public Affairs degree program.

An undergraduate course on inequality in the United States prompted Gabrielle Elzinga-Marshall to pursue public policy instead of the political science/research track.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00

Emmel looks forward to exploring big picture

Ben Emmel is looking forward to gaining more skills to help people. "I am interested more in the bigger picture, in issues and public policy," the first-year student says.

This summer, La Follette School student Michael Rodriguez is taking his firsthand knowledge of how national transportation policies are developed on the road to Chicago.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 08:01

Feggestad helps city deliver services

While working as finance director for Blackhawk Technical College, Natalie Feggestad realized what she enjoyed most about her job was helping staff in other units navigate finance and budget processes, so she added a  Master of Public Affairs degree to her certification as a public accountant.

For student Andrew Walsh, receiving the Ina Jo Rosenberg and Shiri Eve Leah Gumbiner Fellowship makes possible the whole endeavor of earning dual master's degrees in public affairs and public health.

Angela Filer's desire to create change by developing policies and programs that reduce social ills brought her to the La Follette School to earn a Master of Public Affairs degree.

I envision a future in which all groups – public and private – have a vested interest in a sustainable planet and human welfare at large. 

La Follette School student Sierra Fischer is promoting strong and safe communities by helping the National Council on Crime and Delinquency calculate how many probation and parole agents, supervisors and support staff are needed at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and predict future workload demand.

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