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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Jessie Martin, MPA

I really enjoyed Professor Wang’s course PA 873: Introduction to Policy Analysis. Everyone works on their own semester-long policy analysis report, and the class is structured in a way that you learn how to put each part of the report together as you progress through the semester.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Elizabeth Johnson, MPA, MPH

While working as a certified nursing assistant, I realized that I was sending my patients back into a broken system. Many patients would return to the hospital within a few weeks. Instead of continuing this path toward direct patient care, I wanted to act as an agent of change to fix that broken system.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Liliana Keomanivong Teniente, MPA

"As a true believer in 'The Wisconsin Idea,' I have always sought to take my own learning beyond the boundaries of this campus, help others, and create positive change."

Friday, March 11, 2022

Nichole Springer, MIPA

"One of the most rewarding experiences at La Follette is being surrounded by a great cohort. Their talent, passion, and hard work also lifts me up as I continue to study."

Monday, March 7, 2022

Jean Vilbert, MIPA, MA

"After two years as a Badger, I learned that the University of Wisconsin is not just another university but an institution with something different to offer."

Friday, March 4, 2022

John O’Malley, MIPA

"My status as an accelerated student has allowed me to apply for numerous internships that I otherwise would have never had access to."

Monday, February 28, 2022

Migena Vula, JD-MIPA

"My decision to pursue a JD-MPA is deeply connected with my home country. As a child, I grew up in a disputed territory and saw firsthand how vital government work and public service are to rebuild a war-torn society."

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Sam Schneider, MPA

"During COVID I had a lot of time to reflect on the importance of public policy and was inspired to get involved to make a larger impact on society."

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Sarah Nesci, MPA

I spent a year working at a rural homeless shelter in Colorado. This experience sparked my desire to work in policy, specifically housing and welfare policy. I am hoping to use my MPA to help make housing more accessible for everyone. 

I am a research assistant at the Institute for Research on Poverty. Through that work, I have gained qualitative and quantitative research experience, examining how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted child support practice and family outcomes in Wisconsin.

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