Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, 03 March 2011 00:00

Fuchs hones technical analysis skills

Presidential Management Fellowship finalist Patrick (Paco) Fuchs came to the La Follette School for two reasons. One is academic. He took undergraduate courses from two La Follette School professors in the fall of 2008, an inspiring time to debate public policy. The other is the sense of public service his parents instilled in him.

Wisconsin has increased public access to outdoor recreational opportunities thanks in part to Erin (Rushmer) Probst's work with the Department of Natural Resource's stewardship program.

La Follette School student Jen Winter spent much of her summer going to meetings and trying to schedule meetings. As an intern with the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, she gained an up-close introduction to the U.S. State Department, the European Union and the life of a foreign service officer.

As financial planning director, Ryan Baumtrog helps keep Minnesota's budget on track.

The questions "So what? Who cares?" are not evidence of indifference or despondency for student Rocio Sanchez-Moyano. Rather they are a challenge and an impetus to understand the greater implications of her work.

Sex trafficking and public policy is the focus of research 2009 graduate Emma Condon will carry out in Nepal during the 2009-2010 academic year. Winner of a Fulbright Institute of International Education fellowship for the 2009-10 school year, she leaves for Nepal in September.

After a year in Kansas City as an L.P. Cookingham Management fellow, 2008 alum Carissa DeCramer headed to Washington, D.C., to become a budget analyst for Rock Creek National Park.

Throughout her academic career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Carissa DeCramer has been narrowing her focus. As an undergraduate, she double-majored in international relations and political science. As a graduate student at the La Follette School of Public Affairs, she followed the domestic track.

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