Two years of students dropping out, violence in school and disengaged parents brought Selina Eadie to the La Follette School to earn a Master of Public Affairs degree.
Having applied his commitment to public service, as well as his organizational and planning talents, to the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, French high school students and a food service for homeless people, Isaac Eagan now wants to serve the federal government by advancing U.S. interests abroad.
After a couple of years in Milwaukee helping public school students figure out how to apply and pay for college, Ryan Eisner decided to switch his energies to making structural change, and so he enrolled in the La Follette School's Master of Public Affairs degree program.
Before coming to La Follette, I spent three years living and working in New York City as a home visitor, providing services to Spanish-speaking immigrant families and subsequently as a resource development associate at a nonprofit organization in the New York Housing Authority’s Queensbridge Houses.
The networking opportunities and feedback regarding professional development provided by the school have been particularly helpful in defining my career goals and supporting my career search.
I want to be an advocate for my kids at the state and federal government level. I want to advocate for racial integration in public schools along with other much-needed, wide-spread educational policy change.
An undergraduate course on inequality in the United States prompted Gabrielle Elzinga-Marshall to pursue public policy instead of the political science/research track.
Ben Emmel is looking forward to gaining more skills to help people. "I am interested more in the bigger picture, in issues and public policy," the first-year student says.
This summer, La Follette School student Michael Rodriguez is taking his firsthand knowledge of how national transportation policies are developed on the road to Chicago.