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Abariotes named a 2014 Bush Fellow

Andriana Abariotes (MA '96) was recently named a 2014 Bush Fellow. A Bush Fellowship provides individuals with opportunities to demonstrate and improve...

Friedemann-Sánchez awarded Global Spotlight International Research Seed Grant

Greta Friedemann-Sanchez (MA '99) was recently awarded a Global Spotlight International Seed Grant for her team's project studying caregiving for older adults...

Leitz named interim director of MNsure

Scott Leitz (MA '91) was named as interim director of MNsure, Minnesota's health insurance exchange. Scott brings a wealth of experience. He...

Clift selected as "Champion of Change"

Earlier this summer, Steven Clift (MA '91) was selected as a Champion of Change winner. The White House Champion of Change for...

Dahlberg formally announces U.S. Senate campaign

On September 26, 2013, Chris Dahlberg (MA '98) formally kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign to challenge incumbent U.S. Senator Al Franken....

Promotion for Ungemah

David Ungemah (MP '96) is now an Assistant Vice President with Parsons Brinckerhoff , a 14,000-employee international planning and engineering firm and...

Douma Part of $10.4 Million Transportation Safety Project

The University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) will lead a new $10.4 million regional consortium that includes several Humphrey School...

Welbes recognized with the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award

Matthew Welbes (MA '90) was recognized with the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award for his work as executive director at the Federal Transit...

Rosales speaks at United Nations

Jon Rosales (MA '96) spoke at the United Nations third annual Earth Day dialogue on Monday, April 22, 2013. Jon's talk focused...

Bond promoted to Professor

In April 2013, Johanna Bond (MA '93) was promoted from associate professor to full professor at Washington and Lee University after joining...

Haddad named assistant dean

Dean Eric Schwartz is pleased to announce that Stephanie Haddad (MPP '98) will be assuming supervisory responsibility for the Humphrey Student Services...

Whyte named Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the U of M

On May 29, 2013, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Hanson announced that Amelious N. Whyte, Jr. (MA '90)...

Zimmerman launches MZ Strategies

Mariia Zimmerman (MPlan '95) has established her own consulting practice, MZ Strategies. Zimmerman offers valuable services, such as program evaluation planning and...

Longnecker joins the Bureau of Industry and Security's Operating Committee at the U.S. Department of Commerce

On July 2, 2012, Eric Longnecker (MPP '94) became the acting chairman of the Bureau of Industry and Security's (BIS) Operating...

Peters joins Imagining America

In August, Scott Peters (MA '93) was named co-director of Imagining America (IA), a consortium of organizations and universities dedicated to advancing...

Riley promoted at Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Patricia Riley (MA '90) was recently promoted to the position of senior vice president of government programs, policy and legislative affairs at...

Maze honored for community service

Haila Maze (MPlanning '98) received the 2012 Outstanding Community Service Award for a Community Partner at an awards reception on April 23...

Jarzynka joins Olivia's Place in Shanghai

In March, Dana (Ingman) Jarzynka (MA '97) began working with Olivia's Place in Shanghai, China. Olivia's Place offers therapy services (speech therapy,...

Longo heads program awarded Sen. Paul Simon Spotlight Award

Nick Longo (MA '97) is the director of Providence College's Global Studies program which has recently been chosen as one of three...

Sporlein appointed to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

On November 7, 2011, Barbara Sporlein (MA '90) began her appointment as deputy commissioner of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. As the...

Prahl joins Data Recognition

Paula Prahl (MA '93) accepted the position of senior vice president for strategy and marketing at Data Recognition in December 2011. Prior...

Hang named to Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force

MayKao Hang (MA '94) was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to the Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force on October 31, 2011....

Drescher accepts position at U.S. Bank

Patryk Drescher (MA 1994) is now the vice president and director of Regulatory Services at U.S. Bank in Washington, DC; he accepted...

Hang Named One of the Business Journal's 40 Under 40

Maykao Hang (MA '94) has been the President and CEO of the Amherst Wilder Foundation in St. Paul since June 2010. She...

Wright Leaves a Legacy of Passion for Public Service

Erika Wright (MA '92) passed away on March 2, 2011, at the age of 41. Although raised in Birmingham, AL, Wright worked...

Das-Sulc Accepts Position with Hennepin County

Mercy Das-Sulc (MA '92) has taken a position with Hennepin County as a senior planning analyst. Her work will involve outreach to...

Leitz Named Director of Child Health Policy and Advocacy

Scott Leitz (MA '91) has taken the position of director of child health policy and advocacy at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of...

Jones works for the American Montessori Society

Gregory Jones (MA '92) is senior director of operations for the American Montessori Society in New York, New York....

Madsen joins Navitas Energy

Yang Madsen (MURP '98) left her position with the City of St. Paul and now works as a project developer for Navitas...

Mason-Oramalu elected president of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators

Lawrencina Mason-Oramalu (MA '96) was elected president of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators....

Olson works for Graham Construction Services

Mary Kay Olson (MA '93) is a LEAD-certified field engineer with Graham Construction Services in Eagan, Minnesota, specializing in green construction....

Pitman is employed by Washington State University

Kirby Pitman (MA '94) is employed as a research associate with the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center at Washington State University....

Shanker works for Rainbow Research

Srividhya Shanker (MA '98) is a research assistant for Rainbow Research. She also is pursing at Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota....

Sullivan works at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

Mackenzie Sullivan (MA '94) is employed as an assistant counselor at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management's Undergraduate Business Career...

Winkelman joins the Center for Clean Air Policy

Steve Winkelman (MA '92) is director of transportation and adaptation programs at the Center for Clean Air Policy in Port Chester, New...

Earhart receives National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy

Greg Earhart (MA '95) is the men's swimming coach at Carthage College and owner of CollegeSwimming.com. He received the College Swimming Coaches...

Ellgen is employed by the National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration

Sarah Ellgen (MP '96) works as a program analyst for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Maryland....

Appleby begins nursing school

Pamela (Seay) Appleby (MPP '98) has enrolled in nursing school this fall. Prior to this, she was a budget and policy analyst...

Burns accepts position with Minnesota Department of Health

Katie Burns (MA '97) began a new position with the Minnesota Department of Health's Health Economics Program in July. She directs and...

Curry leads Public Interest Law Initiative

Susan Curry (MA '95) is the executive director of the Public Interest Law Initiative in Chicago, Illinois....

Davis employed as an independent nonprofit management consultant

Rebecca Davis (Wolfgram) (MA '97) works as an independent nonprofit management consultant....

Wing featured in the River Falls Journal

Christine Wing (MA'94), a speech and language pathologist, was quoted in an article by Phil Pfuehler, "Can school-run, 4-year-old program bridge possible...

Hotz promoted within Steier Group

Robert (Bob) Hotz (MA '92) has been promoted to associate vice president at the Steier Group. A former development director for the...

Yi is an attorney at the firm Polsinelli Shalton Welte et. al.

Judy Yi (MA '98) is an attorney at the law firm of Polsinelli Shalton Welte et. al. in Kansas City, Missouri....

Scanlan assumes position with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar

Kelly Scanlan (MA '95) accepted a position with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's Minnesota office as the environment and transportation outreach director....

Agresta begins consulting business

Stephanie Agresta (MA '94) started a private consulting business specializing in internet marketing, Stephanie Agresta Consulting. Read more at www.stephanieagresta.com....

Jethwani joins Guttmacher Institute

Vinita Jethwani (MA '95) accepted a position as research administrative manager for the Guttmacher Institute in New York....

Cornell recieves Quorum Award

Jennifer Cornell (MA '96) recently received a $5,000 Quorum Award, a Philanthrofund Foundation (PFund) award that recognizes and supports emerging GLBT and...

Oramalu joins staff of the University of Minnesota

Lawrencina (Mason) Oramalu (MA '96) joined the University of Minnesota Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) in March. In her...

Novillo joins Action Consulting and Evaluation Team

Walter Novillo (MA '96) recently joined Action Consulting and Evaluation Team (ACET), Inc. of Minneapolis as a research specialist. His current research...

Quinonez is executive director of Christian County Senior Citizens, Inc.

Jose Quinonez (MA '94) is executive director of Christian County Senior Citizens, Inc., in Hopkinsville, Kentucky....

Nelson co-founds PR/public affiars firm

Lynn Ingrid Nelson (MA '94) co-founded a PR/public affairs firm. See more at http://www.linksresults.com/lynn.htm....

Mazullo works for the University of Minnesota

Jillian Mazullo (MURP '99) is a research fellow at Law School Institutes at the University of Minnesota....

Matakis works for Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor Lawton

Brian Matakis (MA '96) was appointed chief of staff by Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton. Matakis will serve Lt. Governor Lawton in...

Lau joins the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Sabrina Lau (MA '95) has taken a new position as a CriMNet business and planning analyst with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension...

Kelleher works for U.S. Trade Representative

James Kelleher (MA '92) is assistant general counsel for the United States Trade Representative....

Hotz works for The Steier Group

Robert Hotz (MA '92) is a development consultant for The Steier Group in Chicago, Illinois....

Farah is employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Hodan Farah (MPP '99) is an economist at the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture....

Eiken works at Medstat

Steve Eiken (MA '93) is a research leader at Medstat in Eagan, Minnesota....

Burns welcomes a son

Katie Burns (MA '97) welcomes a boy to family, Aidan Thomas McMahon, born May 20, 2005....

Benson and Eiken welcome a daughter

Kari Benson (MA '97) and Steve Eiken (MA '93) welcome a girl, Samantha, born summer, 2004....

Benson begins work with Minnesota Department of Human Services

Kari Benson (MA '97) has returned to Minnesota from Washington, D.C. based U.S. Administration of Aging. She currently is working with LaRhae...

Moore joins the staff of U.S. Senator Mark Dayton

Demian Moore (MPP '99) left the U.S. Government Accountability Office for a position on Minnesota U.S. Senator Mark Dayton's staff....

Mohs accepts position with Office of the Mayor, New York City

Dean Mohs (MA '97) recently took a position as program manager in private health insurance access at the Office of the Mayor,...

Letofsky featured in The Southeast Angle regarding her candidacy

Cara Letofsky's (MP '96) candidacy for the open Ward 2 city council seat in Minneapolis was announced in the January issue of...

Larson Graham building consulting practice

Jennifer Larson Graham (MP '94) left United Health Group in October. She is building a consulting practice in Medicare product development regulatory...

Koski begins position with Dallas County Public Works

Don Koski (MP '97) relocated to Dallas, Texas. He is a transportation planner at Dallas County Public Works....

Jones-Kreager welcomes a son to family

Cheryl Jones-Kreager (MA '98) welcomes a son, Jack Douglas, born on August 21, 2004. He joins big sister Gabrielle Marie....

Zdunich wellcomes a daughter

Julianna Zdunich (MA '92) wellcomes a daughter, Elinor Ute Ishani, born July 6, 2004. She joins big brother Kilian....

Jensen works for the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation

Dana Jensen (MA '96) is a grants manager at the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation....

Hovanetz Lassila employed by Florida Department of Education

Christy Hovanetz Lassila (MA '98) is the director of evaluation and reporting for the Florida Department of Education in Tallahassee. The department...

Zimmer Kurtze featured in Star Tribune's business section

Heidi Zimmer Kurtze (MP '93), vice president of the Cornerstone Group in Edina, Minnesota, was the subject of 'Today's Spotlight: Heidi Kurtze'...

Harvey welcomes twins into family

Adriel (Bush) Harvey (MA '96) welcomed twin boys, Sebastian and Devon, born on July 13, 2004....

Graham joins the Metropolitan Council

Todd Graham (MP '94) left his position in labor market research at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to pursue...

Goodman employed with Washington State Housing Finance Commission

Naomi Goodman (MA '97) works as a senior finance associate for the Washington State Housing Finance Commission in Seattle....

Goldstein joins Lennar Family of Builders

Matthew Goldstein (MP '97) has a new position as land development manager at Lennar Family of Builders, which operates Lundgren Brothers, Orrin...

Godinez honored by Hispanic Business Chamber

Jennifer Godinez (MA '97) was selected by the Hispanic Business Chamber as one of the "25 on the Rise," honoring the top...

Geisen-Kisch works for City of Richfield

Catherine Geisen-Kisch (MP '97) became the community development coordinator for the City of Richfield, MN, in December....

Fox accepts position with University of Minnesota

Meredith Fox (MPP '99) left the State of Minnesota to become communication coordinator for community and constituent relations within the Office for...

Ember works for Montgomery County Planning Commission

Katherine Ember (MURP '99) is a senior planner with the Montgomery County Planning Commission in Norristown, Pennsylvania....

Cogswell employed with Workforce Development Council of Seattle

Cas Cogswell (MA '98) is a planner for the Workforce Development Council of Seattle--King County....

Carlson works at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Elizabeth Carlson (MP '91) is a strategic planner and facilitator at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources....

Burns earns German Marshall Memorial Fellowship

Kathryn (Katie) Burns (MA '97) is the recipient of a prestigious 2005 German Marshall Memorial Fellowship. The German Marshall Fund of the...

Braun directs planning for City of Anoka and elected president of MnAPA

Carolyn Braun (MP '91) is planning director for the City of Anoka. She recently was elected president of the Minnesota Chapter of...

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