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    Mark Moralez, MPA

    "The coursework alone is top-tier, but talking to my peers and hearing their stories was a surprisingly invaluable source of knowledge and growth for me."

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    Angela Maloney, MPA

    "Learning more about the human impact of policy as well as the benefit of being able to obtain an MPA with just one additional year post-undergrad were huge draws for me."

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    Troy Wilson, MPA

    "I would like to use my La Follette education and previous experience in legislative and NGO settings to make a difference and promote the Wisconsin Idea."

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    Casey Hanson, MPA, MPH, Certificates in Gender and Women’s Studies and Intervention and Prevention Sciences

    "I was drawn to La Follette because of the renowned faculty and opportunities to network with alumni and other important individuals in the policy realm."

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    Mitchell Wenzel, MPA

    "Madison has a plethora of opportunities for government agencies and nonprofits as the state’s hub of those sectors."

  • Profile photo of Sukhvir Singh

    Sukhvir Singh, MPA, MPH

    "The MPA program allows me to supplement my public health knowledge with analytical tools."

  • Profile photo of Gillian Giglierano

    Gillian Giglierano, MPA

    "The access to resources and connections you receive when you’re a La Follette student is incredible!"

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    Samuel Landowski, MPA

    "I am continuously inspired by my peers’ expertise and passion and am happy to call many of them close friends."

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    Ben Vargas, MIPA

    "I was drawn to the Accelerated MIPA program when I learned that I could gain skills and earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years by the age of 22."

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    Jessie Martin, MPA

    "While shaping and improving public policy is still a major interest of mine, I took an increasing interest in how government policies and programs are administered."

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