Advising

Advising services offered by the La Follette staff, including who to talk to and how to set up an appointment.


Students have many advising resources available to them. In addition to this website and the La Follette School’s Handbook, students can reference the Graduate School’s website and the Graduate School’s Academic Policies and Procedures.

Make an appointment with an advisor

Graduate Advisor


Mo O’Connor
Graduate Program Manager
mcoconnor@lafollette.wisc.edu

Academic advisor for all MPA and MIPA students.

 Make an appointment with Mo

Undergraduate Advisor


Mary Michaud
Faculty Associate
mdmichaud@wisc.edu

Academic advisor for all undergraduate students

Make an appointment with Mary

Career Advisor


Marie Koko
Senior Career Services Coordinator
marie.koko@wisc.edu
608-262-3908

Career advisor for all La Follette School students

Make an appointment with Marie

Prospective Students


David Wright-Racette
Student Services Associate
wrightracette@lafollette.wisc.edu
608-262-9163

For prospective MPA and MIPA graduate students

 Make an appointment with David

Graduate student electives and resources


Grievances and appeals

If a student feels unfairly treated or aggrieved by faculty, staff, or another student, the La Follette School offers several venues for resolving the conflict. Students’ concerns about unfair treatment are best handled directly with the person responsible for the objectionable action. If the student is uncomfortable making direct contact with the individual(s) involved, the student should contact the La Follette School’s Admissions and Advising Coordinator or Associate Director. More information is on the Graduate School’s website. Information regarding resources and incident reporting in areas such as sexual harassment, bias or hate incidents, and research misconduct can be found here.