Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Student News

Master of international public affairs (MIPA) student Jamey Kane received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year. He will use the fellowship to study Turkish at UW–Madison.

Instead of making flashcards of political theories for my Policy Making Process midterm, I spent an hour listening to Sarah Stillman describe how she investigates stories of immigrants whose experiences can only leave deep questions about the efficacy of the policies that shape them. Certainly, her stories must have resonated with my classmates who soon were tested on how well they understood the ways that narratives shape policy discussion and implementation.

La Follette School student Jennifer Johnson spoke with Guatemalan students about educational opportunities in Madison on July 19 during the EducationUSA Alumni Fair.

Before entering the La Follette School, Emily Frank served as a legal advocate for people facing issues with their food stamps and public assistance in New York City.

La Follette School student Abby Swetz presented her one-person play, An UnCommon Core, at the 2018 Fresh Fruit Festival MainStage in New York in July. The hour-long play recounts one heartbreaking year in her middle-school teaching career.

La Follette School student Signe Janoska-Bedi contributed to a June 2018 paper about military and commercial pilots published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Janoska-Bedi spent the spring 2018 semester in Washington, DC, as a GAO intern.

The Georgetown Public Policy Review recently published a paper written by La Follette School student Sam Alhadeff. He wrote the paper, Reforming the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), for the Introduction to Policy Analysis course (PA 873) taught by Professor Dave Weimer.

In addition to their passion for public policy and governance, La Follette School students bring wide-ranging talents to the University of Wisconsin–Madison. One student, Atiya Rose Siddiqi, recently became a published author.

La Follette School student Britt Cudaback is one of four candidates seeking to represent District 6 on the Dane County Board of Supervisors.

Two La Follette School students gained wide-ranging experience during summer fellowships with the Chicago Mayor’s Office from June through August 2017.

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