The Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs received funding from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to support Committee Connect – a program that brings together researchers and policymakers early in the legislative process.
La Follette School alumni Peter Barca (MA ’83) and Randy Romanski (MA ’95) have accepted positions in Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ administration.
For La Follette School alum Kate Battiato, a career is about relationships. Her internships led to paid positions that connected her with mentors and colleagues she met again when she went to work for the Legislature.
As financial planning director, Ryan Baumtrog helps keep Minnesota's budget on track.
Andrew Behm enjoys working in a policy area that is beginning to change after decades of equilibrium — energy policy.
For situations involving Wisconsin elections and numbers, La Follette School alum Brian Bell is the man to turn to.
For Xiaojia "Lydia" Bi, public service is about breaking down barriers, whether in helping people in developing countries or supporting sustainable wetland restoration in New Orleans.
As an analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Administration's budget office, alum Breann Boggs helps the governor's office and state agencies devise the state's two-year spending plan.