Rob Stupar turned to public policy for graduate school because no matter which professional field he considered as an undergraduate, he felt that there was no better way to help solve national problems than through public policy.
After six years in the private sector, Claire Boyce knew she wanted to hone her management and analytical skills.
Ann Drazkowski wants to do something about the extreme inequality and poverty she has seen. The first-year student brings to La Follette School a blend of domestic and international experience in social policy.
For Sean Stalpes, much of his job satisfaction comes from helping parties with different points of view reach consensus. The 2009 grad is an energy technologies specialist with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
Every day Hilary Shager uses the skills she learned at the La Follette School. "I am living program evaluation," says the 2005 alum and Wisconsin Department of Families and Children research analyst.
Spurred by her desire to help people and translate scientific findings into better health policy, Annie Racine came to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the only U.S. campus to offer a dual degree in public policy and neuroscience.
Anne Gargano Ahmed wants to make sure consumers are helping to shape health care policy. "My family experienced the devastating consequences of being uninsured, and I am dedicated to protecting other families from similar experiences," the continuing student says.