Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Alumni News

  • Nov 29, 2016

    Alumna Bower has papers published by USDA

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published several papers written by Alisha Bower (MPA ’16) while she was an international agriculture intern in Lima, Peru. The papers focus on biotechnology, climate change, and trade issues related to Peru’s agricultural industries as the country’s new president – Pedro Pablo Kuczynski – assumed office. Read more...
  • Nov 07, 2016

    Austin takes leadership role at Evidence-Based Health Policy Project

    Sam Austin (MIPA ’08) joined the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as its director in mid-October. Austin previously served as a budget analyst with the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB). Read more...
  • Oct 25, 2016

    2013 grad helping bridge science, policy

    The interdisciplinary Neuroscience Training Program (NTP) drew C.P. Frost to the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The NTP’s joint graduate program with the La Follette School of Public Affairs – Neuroscience & Public Policy – sealed the deal. Read more...
  • Oct 24, 2016

    Offner Lecture to focus on children Nov. 3 in D.C.

    Distinguished scholars Ron Haskins, Isabel Sawhill, and C. Eugene Steuerle (MA ’72, MS ’73, PhD ‘75) will discuss Improving Opportunities for Children during the 2016 Paul Offner Lecture on Thursday, November 3. Read more...
  • Oct 13, 2016

    Alumni give back as speed-networking partners

    Serving others is a high priority for students at the La Follette School of Public Affairs. So it should come as no surprise that alumni eagerly volunteer with their alma mater. Read more...
  • Oct 06, 2016

    2003 grad promoted to Homeland Security Investigations Chicago chief intelligence officer

    Dan Leopold (MPA ’03) recently was promoted to the chief intelligence officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Chicago. Read more...
  • Aug 29, 2016

    Alumnus Russell is UW-Madison's first Fulbright-Clinton fellow

    Christopher Russell (MIPA/JD ’16) has been awarded a Fulbright Program grant to work in Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice through the Clinton Public Policy Fellowship. Read more...
  • Aug 19, 2016

    Policy training serves Eskrich well as city council member

    In a recent article on Madison’s diverse 13th Aldermanic District, The Cap Times highlighted the work of Sara Eskrich (MPA/MPH ’15), who has represented the district since April 2015. Read more...
  • Aug 11, 2016

    Paper by ’14 alumnus Frerick focuses on corporate taxes

    Austin Frerick (MPA ’14) co-authored a paper about how the corporate tax base has changed during recent years. Frerick and Laura Power, both in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Tax Analysis, used micro-economic tax return data from 1992 to 2013 to compute the first time-series on the normal return fraction for all nonfinancial C corporations, for multinationals, and for industries. Read more...
  • Aug 10, 2016

    GAO interns gain from training, alumni, funding

    Seven La Follette School students learned the intricacies of federal program evaluation and auditing at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) this summer. They also experienced the tight group of La Follette School alumni in and around the nation’s capital – known as the DC Bobs. Read more...
  • Jul 22, 2016

    Alumnus Peter Tempelis chosen as assistant attorney general in Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel named Peter Tempelis (MPA, JD ’06) an assistant attorney general in the Medicaid Fraud Control & Elder Abuse Unit of the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Read more...
  • Jul 15, 2016

    Alumnus Bell named Ethics Commission administrator

    The Wisconsin Ethics Commission unanimously selected Brian Bell (MPA ’10) as its first administrator. Bell currently serves as a budget and policy analyst for the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. Read more...
  • Jul 12, 2016

    Hadley promoted to deputy director at Congressional Budget Office

    Mark Hadley (MA '97) was named deputy director of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO), where he has worked for 15 years in various capacities. He began his new responsibilities June 6. Read more...
  • Jul 12, 2016

    Alumnus, Gladfelter recipient team up to study ELL reclassification

    Deven Carlson (MPA '07) and Jared Knowles, a 2016 Gladfelter Award for Government Innovation recipient, co-authored a report in the Summer 2016 issue of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Their report is titled The Effect of English Language Learner Reclassification on Student ACT Scores, High School Graduation, and Postsecondary Enrollment: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Wisconsin. Read more...
  • Jul 12, 2016

    2009 graduate Rodriguez co-authors Walkable Urban Places report

    Michael Rodriguez (MPA/MSURP '09) co-authored his first major publication as director of research at Smart Growth American/George Washington University. The report, Foot Traffic Ahead 2016, ranks the country’s top 30 metropolitan areas based on the amount of commercial development in Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs). Read more...
  • Jul 07, 2016

    Alumnus Kulig coordinating career services

    Steve Kulig (MPA ’14) returned to his alma mater as the La Follette School’s new career services coordinator and department administrator in April. As career services coordinator, Kulig helps students devise job-search strategies, manages alumni job placement data, and maintains the School’s network of potential employers, including those appropriate for internships. Read more...

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