Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
I envision a future in which all groups – public and private – have a vested interest in a sustainable planet and human welfare at large. 

Josh Todd (MPA ’02) celebrated six years as executive director of Campus Compact of Oregon, the largest nonprofit network of higher education in the state of Oregon. Before joining the organization, he was director of the Commission on Children, Families, and Community in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Teach for Nepal, co-founded by Shisir Khanal (MIPA ’05), celebrated its five-year anniversary in April 2018. Adapted from Teach for America’s model, Teach for Nepal is a movement of young leaders who seek to end education inequity in Nepal through direct service in classrooms and by working in areas that drive structural change.

Led by Katie Sanders (MIPA ’05), the nonprofit organization Safe & Sound has increased its profile in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and beyond.

Friday, 24 February 2017 15:47

Katie (Keck) Sanders (MIPA ’05)

Safe & Sound operates at the intersection of policy and practice, and it’s an exciting opportunity to see how the research plays out in community work on a daily basis.

Drew McDermott (MPA ’16) joined Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) as a business analyst on its Data Science team.

Friday, 11 November 2016 13:44

Matt van Buren (MPA '15)

The faculty is impressive, the school’s reputation is sterling, and its small size allows for a lot of community-building and one-on-one contact with professors and teaching assistants.

With the La Follette School’s emphasis on clear communication, Katie O’Sullivan has parlayed her interest in data analysis into a career that spans the public and private sectors. As PricewaterhouseCoopers’(PwC) Midwest Region Practice Director, the 2000 alum develops and drives project initiatives that affect six Midwest markets and the region as a whole.

Alum Bill Schmitt is spending the summer of 2015 at home in Wisconsin before starting a new position in Turkey, assisting with Catholic Relief Services' ongoing humanitarian needs. WauwatosaNow.com profiled him in a July 1, 2015, article. He graduated from the La Follette School in 2005 with a Master of International Public Affairs degree.

A nonprofit organization has some new ideas for improving its free tax preparation services for low-income individuals and families thanks to an analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

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