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Student profiles


  • Portrait of Luis Navarrete

    Luis Navarrete, MPA

    "I was drawn by the La Follette School’s reputation, quality of education, program flexibility, and location."

  • Portrait of Al Schultz

    Al Schultz, MPA

    Contact Al Hometown Sussex, WI Undergraduate education Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science with a minor in integrated liberal studies, UW–Madison Professional/research interests Rulemaking, administrative processes, budgeting Expected graduation date May 2025 Why an …

  • Portrait of Alivia Lindorfer

    Alivia Lindorfer, MPA

    "Central to my career goals is the desire to effect positive change and empower individuals through the formulation and implementation of impactful public policies."

  • Minjung Jun takes a selfie in front of a canyon vista

    Minjung Jun, MIPA

    "My goal is to serve as a consultant for trade and economic policies of developing countries."

  • Portrait of Brelynn Billie

    Brelynn Bille, MPA

    "The accelerated MPA program drew me to the La Follette School."

  • Portrait of Francie Fink

    Francie Fink, MPA, EAP

    "It became clear that I could attend an excellent, renowned policy school while at the same time living in a fun, mid-sized city."

  • Portrait of Tatiana Paula da Cruz.

    Tatiana Paula da Cruz, MIPA

    "Prepare to be pleasantly surprised by a supportive and resourceful community!"

  • 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."

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