News: Student Profiles
I chose the La Follette School because it was highly ranked (particularly in social policy), affordable (particularly with the fellowship), practitioner-focused, and evidence-based.
The classmates and professors I’ve met are some of the smartest, most reflective, and most passionate people I have known.
I hope to use the analytical and management skills I learn at La Follette to fight for opportunity and economic mobility.
I would like to work in climate-change policy. I’m very interested in solar radiation management and its legality.
Before starting La Follette, I did not consider statistics my strong suit; however, I now use it in almost every project I do, and I consider it an absolutely crucial part of any good policy proposal.
La Follette isn’t just a school; it’s a community.
Public service is one of the most important ways we can bring about social changes and improve the economic and political state of our country.
Why the La Follette School? UW-Madison is universally known as a strong, reputable institution, and La Follette ranks among the top public affairs programs. Other schools had reputable programs, but I ultimately chose La Follette because of its smaller cohort size and the individual attention and assistance the faculty and administration would provide.
La Follette School student Nate Miller is developing the skillset he needs to help government maximize its effectiveness for its citizens.
Nick Lardinois’ love of nature and numbers led him to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.