Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The La Follette School Student Association (LSSA) serves students by hosting social events, connecting students to community service opportunities, fund-raising for and coordinating the graduation ceremony and reception, maintaining an avenue for student input into the Master of Public Affairs and Master of International Public Affairs programs, and providing current students with connections to La Follette alumni.

LSSA meets regularly during the academic year to discuss and act on topics ranging from faculty issues, alumni event plans, and social events to the school's graduation celebration, course work, and fund-raising efforts.

If you have any questions about LSSA or would like to be involved, please contact the appropriate LSSA representative listed below.

We encourage new students to get involved in LSSA events.


Chris Meyers

Mia Nafziger

Elgin Karls

Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Sangeetha Shreedaran


Community Service and Outreach Coordinator
Morgan Pair
The community service and outreach coordinator puts the natural inclination of La Follette students to be public servants into action by giving them the chance to serve their community through helping voluntary organizations around Madison.

Social Coordinator
Dominic Habjan
The social coordinator plans social events throughout the year. The coordinator welcomes suggestions from all La Follette School students, first and second years.

Graduation Coordinator
Casey Hutchinson
The graduation coordinator organizes and executes the La Follette School's graduation celebration in May. They works throughout the year planning the event details such as music, decorations, flowers, programs and appetizers. Those interested in event planning or those who have experience planning celebratory events, please consider helping out (first-year students are strongly encouraged to volunteer).

Fund-Raising Coordinator
Matthew Burr
The fund-raising coordinator carries out projects to raise money for the student association. First- and second-year La Follette students interested in volunteering to write grants and plan fund-raising activities should contact the fund-raising coordinator.

Faculty/Program Liaison
Ryan LeCloux
The program liaison attends La Follette School department meetings; gauges and communicates the opinions of students, representing their interests to department faculty and staff; and communicates to students faculty and staff perspectives, initiatives and priorities.


Past LSSA officers