Avid debate about health-care reform gave Alex Hartzman the career focus he was looking for. Daily discussions with co-workers about the pros and cons of the federal health reform inspired the astrophysics major that he decided to study health policy in graduate school.
Joanna Marks still thinks about the families she met in Kentucky as a volunteer coordinator for a nonprofit agency that helped people navigate the court system.
Even as Scott Williams shifts his career from journalism to energy analysis, he finds his communications skills coming in handy as he researches and organizes information for the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Wisconsin–Madison Energy Institute.
Sarah Hurley finds she has little trouble pacing herself as she starts her pursuit of a Master of Public Affairs degree with a focus on education policy.
Thanks to a generous donation to the La Follette School, students can compete for a $250 prize for the best paper in the area of science and public policy. Professors teaching La Follette School courses in 2008-09 can nominate a paper (which can be co-authored) and a selection committee will make the award at the end of the academic year.
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.
Thanks to a generous donation from Lockheed Martin to the La Follette School, student Nicole Kibble was able to do more than just survive during her summer in Washington, D.C.