Student stories

News about our students and profiles sharing students’ experiences in our graduate programs.


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Student profiles


  • Portrait of Caroline Riordan

    Caroline Riordan, MPA

    "The most rewarding aspect of La Follette is the personal connections you can form."

  • Portrait of Jarunee Shuller

    Jarunee Shuller, MIPA

    "My mission is to help people build the lives that they want, not just a life of survival."

  • Portrait of Ryan Ring

    Ryan Ring, MPA

    "The most rewarding experience has been getting to know my cohort and the faculty. It truly is a community at La Follette."

  • Portrait of Annalisa Solis

    Annalisa Solis, MPA

    "The La Follette School has helped me define how I can create an impact in my policy interest areas while teaching me the technical skills I need in order to do so."

  • Portrait of Erin Kennon.

    Erin Kennon, MPA

    "We are encouraged to take everything that we’ve learned in our classes, use it in our professional lives, and spread that knowledge throughout the communities we engage in."

  • Portrait of Awa Maïga

    Awa Maïga, MIPA

    "At La Follette, the unwavering support of the faculty and the plethora of networking opportunities further enhanced my educational journey."

  • Portrait of Megan Westerman

    Megan Westerman, MPA

    "My research assistantship is just one example of how I am able to interact with faculty and professors in meaningful ways."

  • Portrait of Madison Mehlberg

    Madison Mehlberg, MPA

    "La Follette has done a wonderful job of providing courses that show you multiple aspects of the policy world."

  • Portrait of Caroline Carona

    Caroline Corona, MPA

    "I was drawn to the La Follette School’s curriculum, which focuses on the practical skills I was looking for."

  • Portrait of Eli Tsarovsky

    Eli Tsarovsky, MPA-MPH

    "I hope to use the skills I am gaining to lead real change in my community and empower it to make evidence-based and historically informed decisions."

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