Tasked with analyzing a service to monitor media and to manage and track contacts for the U.S. Department of Energy, alum Shane Spencer drew on the public management skills she learned at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Second-year student Tawsif Anam shared information with Wisconsin lawmakers about federal regulations related to the treatment of vulnerable adults diagnosed with dementia.
Bryan Miller wants to weed out inefficiencies. "Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs, I found the deeply embedded bureaucracy made local policy innovation difficult — even though individual regional facilities were relatively efficient," the second-year student says. "I want to make program and policy improvements on a bigger scale."
At the International Trade Administration, Julius Svoboda works to give U.S. oil and gas companies better access to foreign markets.