Troy Hoppenjan's efforts to build a rural school last summer in Uganda garnered him honors with the Wisconsin Without Borders Recognition Award for Global Engaged Scholarship.
Student Leni Wolf is combining her teaching experience with policy analysis tools so she can improve the educational system and students' everyday experiences.
For Christa Pugh, education is the key for people who are poor or underserved by society to improve their lives. "I hope that by working in education policy, I will be able to empower students to achieve the goals they set for themselves," the first-year public affairs student says.
After a few years as a paralegal, Dan Marlin wasn't sure of his next career move, but he knew he didn't want to be a lawyer. "I didn't want to argue for a living," says the first-year public affairs student, "and I have always been intrigued by policy and politics."
After finding that people in Wisconsin and in the Dominican Republic encountered many of the same issues related health, environment and education, Norma-Jean Simon decided to pursue a dual degree in public health and public policy at the La Follette School.