Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

This summer, La Follette School student Michael Rodriguez is taking his firsthand knowledge of how national transportation policies are developed on the road to Chicago.

After a year in Kansas City as an L.P. Cookingham Management fellow, 2008 alum Carissa DeCramer headed to Washington, D.C., to become a budget analyst for Rock Creek National Park.

Throughout her academic career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Carissa DeCramer has been narrowing her focus. As an undergraduate, she double-majored in international relations and political science. As a graduate student at the La Follette School of Public Affairs, she followed the domestic track.

The $1.6 million for a one-stop Development Services Center that is wending its way through the City of Madison's capital budget approval process is based on a recommendation from a 2005 report by six La Follette School students.

Eight students from the La Follette School of Public Affairs class of 2007 are pursuing doctorates this fall.

Bryan Gadow has accepted a yearlong internship with the city of Kansas City, Missouri. The LP Cookingham Management Internship Program is one of the most competitive in the country. Applicants come from some of the nation's largest public affairs schools.

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