Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Figuring out how to pay for college can be enough of a challenge for a high school student, but covering the costs for every graduate from all of a district's high schools could seem insurmountable — or an exciting opportunity.

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.

1995 alum Jeanine Hunkele Knapp has launched One Sand Grain Family Consulting in Appleton, Wisconsin. The organization is devoted to The Nurtured Heart Approach for enhancing relationships in families to support success and positive choices. "After my work to help start the Appleton Public Montessori charter school and other educational and family development efforts, moving into the consulting arena is a perfect fit," Hunkele Knapp says.

Mary Russell, La Follette School career development coordinator, has been elected to serve as president-elect of the Student Personnel Association at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. After serving one year, she will serve a year as president, then another as past-president.

Erik Viel is no stranger to disaster. The public affairs student has more than five years of experience as a paramedic and ambulance dispatcher, aiding people in the midst of personal crisis.

A labor shortage at the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development created the opportunity for two La Follette School students to analyze employment patterns and opportunities.

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MIPA grad coordinates services in Sudan

To hear 2005 grad Bill Schmitt talk about his career, ending up in West Darfur, Sudan, was just a matter of good fortune.

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.

For Kate Maehr, the summer between her first and second years at the La Follette Institute was a study in contrasts.

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