Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 09:50

Dan Spika, MPA

My ultimate goal is to get to a position where I can move the needle on poverty policy.

La Follette School director Tom DeLeire will discuss state expansion of health insurance coverage to low-income childless adults on Thursday, December 1, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.
Monday, 27 January 2020 08:23

Diana Pavón, MPA

I plan to work in Chicago either in the public or nonprofit sector after graduation. I would love to work in the local government such as Cook County or the City of Chicago.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 00:00

Dickinson plans to advocate for poverty policies

Student Michele Dickinson's desire to lead a nonprofit organization and advocate for state policies to address poverty arises from her experience as a single, teen mother in concert with her undergraduate majors and volunteer activities.

Meghan Doherty is right where she wants to be a year after graduating from the La Follette School: working on natural resource management and environmental policy in an international context.

Friday, 17 November 2017 09:32

Eric Hepler, MPA

During my undergraduate studies, I worked at a municipal consulting firm (Center for Government Research), that worked with local communities to improve government services. I enjoyed the work as well as knowing that we were improving people’s lives. I determined that a public affairs degree would give me the skills that I’d need to pursue that line of work as a career.

La Follette School faculty affiliate Lawrence (Lonnie) M. Berger took over as director of the Institute for Research on Poverty today (August 1).

The most recent issue of Focus, the flagship publication of the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), features the work of four La Follette School faculty members, including University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Several La Follette School faculty members and affiliates are featured in a special series examining how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act affects low-income Americans. The series is published by the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity web site supported by a number of U.S. foundations.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:56

Faculty share expertise

The campus Center for Financial Security received second-year funding of $3.1 million from the Social Security Administration's Financial Literacy Research Consortium.
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