“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.”
Contact for Prospective Students
Prospective students may contact these La Follette School students and alumni about their experiences.
Elizabeth Johnson, MPA, MPH
“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.”
Liliana Keomanivong Teniente, MPA
“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.”
Nichole Springer, MIPA
“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.”
Jean Vilbert, MIPA, MA
“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.”
John O’Malley, MIPA
“My status as an accelerated student has allowed me to apply for numerous internships that I otherwise would have never had access to.”
Migena Vula, JD-MPA
“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.”
Sam Schneider, MPA
“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.”
Sarah Nesci, MPA
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.
Genevieve Caffrey, MPA, Master of Social Work
I am a research assistant at the Institute for Research on Poverty. Through that work, I have gained qualitative and quantitative research experience, examining how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted child support practice and family outcomes in Wisconsin.