The opportunity to combine nonprofit management with Southeast Asian studies brought Mengwei "Weiwei" Deng to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
La Follette School students Troy Hoppenjan and Christina Miller spent part of their summers in Uganda and had the chance to meet up for a day.
Ometere Omoluabi helps West African companies and governments overcome barriers to free trade. Based in Accra, Ghana, the 2008 alum serves as a liaison between the public and private sector to improve the trade and business climate for 15 countries that agreed in 1990 to duty-free trade.
At the International Trade Administration, Julius Svoboda works to give U.S. oil and gas companies better access to foreign markets.
Andrew Trembley came to the La Follette School so he could communicate with people who aren't experts in probit models and regression analysis.
Nick Levine came to the La Follette School to pick up a few more analysis tools. "I have a background in the humanities, in East Asian studies with an emphasis on China," Levine says, "but my analysis suffered from a lack of understanding involving the economics, statistics and legal precedents used in the law and social sciences."