Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

James Gultry uses the keen policy analysis skills he learned at the La Follette Institute every day as he prepares a contract or agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development and nongovernmental organizations working in Ghana, Liberia, Benin, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Pakistan, Afghanistan and most recently Ethiopia.

1996 alum Kristen Johnson has spent decades researching how to keep foster children safe after they are reunited with their families.

Because Maria Serakos wants her research to make a difference in public policy, she is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs degree at the La Follette School before she goes on to a Ph.D. program.

Professor Leonardo Secchi of Brazil's Santa Caratina State University is an honorary fellow with an office at the La Follette School this year.

After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in eastern Ukraine, Christopher Russell came to recognize Americans should strive to protect and improve the U.S. justice system. "I realized during my travels that our country's rule of law, while far from perfect, is a unique and very important characteristic," the La Follette School student says.

The indicator that measures how well a country controls corruption does not respond uniformly to corruption-related events, La Follette School students find in an analysis prepared for the U.S. foreign assistance agency Millennium Challenge Corporation.

La Follette School student Sierra Fischer is promoting strong and safe communities by helping the National Council on Crime and Delinquency calculate how many probation and parole agents, supervisors and support staff are needed at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and predict future workload demand.

Greg Nemet is predicting the future. By interviewing energy experts, the La Follette School professor is learning about their expectations of what solar, and carbon capture and storage will look like in 2040 and beyond.

Looking for ways to apply the survey design, research and data analysis skills he developed as an undergraduate, Keo Lo came to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

La Follette School graduates make up a majority of the fiscal analysts at the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, including three who were hired from the class that graduated in May.

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