For situations involving Wisconsin elections and numbers, La Follette School alum Brian Bell is the man to turn to.
Stephanie Chase knew she wanted to earn graduate degrees in public policy and law. So she and her father took a road trip that combined visits to major baseball league ballparks and Big 10 universities.
With Wisconsin's Senate changing hands in 2010, Steven Kulig needed a new plan after spending three years as a legislative aide. He ended up following advice from a La Follette School alum and applying to the La Follette School.
For La Follette School alum Kate Battiato, a career is about relationships. Her internships led to paid positions that connected her with mentors and colleagues she met again when she went to work for the Legislature.
First-year student Phil Sletten sees himself at the intersection of politics and public policy, in a position to help policymakers see and understand policy ideas that might otherwise go unexamined.
As Mental Health America of Wisconsin's director of public policy, 1990 alum Shel Gross keeps in mind that structural change takes a long time, and success depends on the many people with a stake in the system.