Megan Loritz enrolled at the La Follette School to acquire the technical skills she needs to bring about policy changes that will improve the lives of families with autistic children.
Student Leni Wolf is combining her teaching experience with policy analysis tools so she can improve the educational system and students' everyday experiences.
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.
Wisconsin's labor market shows no evidence of an existing or impending general "skills gaps," according to a new analysis by a team of La Follette School graduate students.
More than 70 friends, family, and colleagues, including 15 La Follette School alumni, gathered to celebrate the return of Andy McGuire, '09, from a yearlong tour of duty in Afghanistan.
After five years immersed in state and congressional politics, Brett Halverson decided the time had come to go back to school so he can work at a higher level of legislative policy creation and analysis.