After graduating in 1983 from what became the La Follette School of Public Affairs, Kurt Thurmaier spent three years at the Wisconsin state budget office as a budget and management analyst, then headed off to earn a Ph.D. in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
Maria Toniolo is broadening her expertise in international trade, finance and economic development through the La Follette School's Master of International Public Affairs degree program.
After a year as a La Follette School student, Dan Trifone is gaining a better sense of all the options he has for a career in nonprofit management.
Helping people who face complex situations make sense of how to arrive at solutions is at the core of 2008 alum Andrew J. Turner's philosophy.
Alum Jennifer Vandermeuse’s training in policy analysis helps her explain to Wisconsin judges how their decisions will affect the state as a whole.
The shrinking world draws Hilary "H.J." Waukau to international public affairs. "The world is becoming increasingly connected in a way never seen before," he says. "The unprecedented level of exchange across borders, not only in trade, commerce and communication, but also in ideology and culture puts a premium on all of us to think about how our actions affect communities around the world."