Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Empathy in action — caring about other people and acting to help them in some way — draws Lacee Koplin to public service. "I volunteered at my local food pantry a lot while I was growing up, and that got me interested in social issues in a hands-on sense, but I felt like there was so much more I could do," the public affairs student says.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 09:43

Krista (Zieche) Willing (MPA ’08)

As someone who hires many different policy and budgeting positions for the state, we look for applicants that have the skills taught at La Follette.

The secret to greater government efficiency is program evaluation and performance management, believes Kristina Krull, whose interests have broadened during her three semesters at the La Follette School.

Fifteen months after she completed her capstone workshop report at the La Follette School, Gail Krumenauer found herself sitting with three other economists figuring out why the state of Oregon's per-capita personal income was declining compared to the rest of the United States.

Monday, 18 June 2012 00:00

Kulig applies public affairs skills

With Wisconsin's Senate changing hands in 2010, Steven Kulig needed a new plan after spending three years as a legislative aide. He ended up following advice from a La Follette School alum and applying to the La Follette School.

Alumni Shelley Curran (class of 1998) and Peter Detwiler (class of 1972) shared staffing duties for an eminent domain reform bill that passed the California Legislature in 2006.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 10:02

La Follette hosts delegation from Moldova

La Follette Outreach Director Terry Shelton helped brief a delegation of doctors and hospital administrators from Moldova on governmental affairs during their three-day visit to Madison in May.

The La Follette School completed another successful Office Hours at the Capitol event in June. Office Hours is a twice-yearly, drop-in event for legislators and staff to connect with UW–Madison faculty and staff who are doing research on timely public policy issues.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009 11:53

La Follette School professors share expertise

La Follette School faculty have been sharing their ideas about poverty, the economy and career development.

Aaron Dumas, a La Follette School student and project assistant for the Evidence Based Health Policy Project , organized a major statewide conference on opioid abuse with the project in mid-February.

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