Profiles and news about La Follette School students.
"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."
"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."
"If you are looking to create a better future for yourself or the world, you will have the opportunity to learn how to do that here at La Follette."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"My status as an accelerated student has allowed me to apply for numerous internships that I otherwise would have never had access to."
"I am very much fascinated with both law and public policy — especially the interplay of the two. As such, pursuing the dual degree was an easy choice."
"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."
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.
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Working in teams, students produce research-based, analytical, evaluative, and prescriptive reports for clients.September 17, 2022
This fall, the La Follette School welcomes 40 Master of Public Affairs (MPA) and 13 Master of International Public Affairs (MIPA) students.September 16, 2022
Four UW–Madison faculty members discussed the ways that rapidly rising costs impact students’ lives during a September Cap Times Idea Fest session at Chadbourne Hall.September 16, 2022
Assisting faculty members with research helped undergraduate certificate students Maria Manansala and Rachel Fedorchak build skills for their future careers.August 15, 2022
The results of the La Follette Policy Poll paint a revealing portrait of Wisconsinites’ opinions on public policy ahead of the state's mid-term elections.August 15, 2022
Whether they are interning with high-level officials, getting elected to public office, or receiving prestigious fellowships, La Follette students are working hard to improve public policy.July 16, 2022
La Follette School alum Shireen Ohadi-hamadani discussed health equity issues with students in the school’s latest Elevating Equity in Policymaking event.June 15, 2022
79 students who received undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison also earned certificates from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.June 13, 2022
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