"Skills that I learned and gained in graduate school, I’ve used in the private sector as well as in the public sector. That includes quantitative analysis and strong writing skills, as well as the ability to interpret data and research findings and then translate them from academia into more plain language – this makes research and learning accessible across different audiences."
Since graduating from the La Follette School, Andrew Behm (MPA ’15) has moved between the private and public sectors, but his work has always involved helping municipalities pay the bills. His new position as a capital finance officer at the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) is in the same vein.
After several years working on health policy and in public service, Sara Eskrich (MPA/MPH ’15) has taken her passion for making a difference in a new direction. She now serves as chief of staff for Katherine Gehl and executive director of FixtheSystem–Wisconsin.
Don Eggert (MPA ’15) is living out his dream of working for NASA, thanks to his Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) and La Follette School Associate Director Hilary Shager, who connected him with Jon Montgomery (MA ’93).
The depth and breadth of La Follette coursework gave me the confidence to feel that I can tackle any assignment handed to me.
La Follette helped set me apart from other young lawyers and provided a certain rigor in policy, writing, and analysis that gives me confidence and credibility in a lot of areas that I would not have otherwise had.
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.