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Landreau named as a Teacher of the Year finalist

In April of 2014, Charlotte Landreau (MPA '08) was named a Teacher of the Year finalist for Minnesota. Charlotte teaches history, philosophy...

Templeton lands position at Perkins Coie

Andrea Templeton (MPP/JD '08) will be an associate working in the Seattle office of Perkins Coie LLP, with a transactional law practice...

Butcher becomes co-chair of "T8 to Troffers"

Keith Butcher (MS '01) recently became the co-chair for the "T8 to Troffers" Working Group as part of the Consortium for Energy...

Snyder joins Aging Services of Minnesota

Bethany Snyder (MPP '06) started 2014 with a new gig! In January she joined the staff of Aging Services of Minnesota as...

Beckmann named St. Paul Deputy Mayor

Mayor Chris Coleman announced today that he has appointed Kristin Beckmann (MA '03) as the new Saint Paul Deputy Mayor. Beckmann succeeds...

DuHamel appointed as a special assistant at MnDOT

Daniel J DuHamel (MPP '06) was recently appointed special assistant to the deputy commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Transportation. In this...

Murphy inducted into Hall of Fame

Burke Murphy (MPA '06) was a Hall of Fame inductee for Outstanding Contributions in December 2013 for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC)...

ten Broeke interviewed on plan to end homelessness among veterans

In December 2013, Minnesota Public Radio featured a story on Minnesota's plan to end homelessness among veterans. Cathy ten Broeke (MPA '04),...

Wofford and Finken wed

Andrew Finken (MPP '09) and Rachel Wofford (MPP '09) married on February 16, 2014 in Rachel's hometown of Austin, Texas. Andrew is...

Saunoi-Sandgren named director of research at PNLC

Emily Saunoi-Sandgren (MPP '05) has assumed expanded responsibilities as director of research with the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center (PNLC) at the...

Kalia takes position at Sutter Health in Sacramento

Sukanya Kalia (MPP '05) is now the strategy implementation manager for care coordination with Sutter Health, based out of Sacramento, California. She...

Aman joins the Wilder Foundation

In October 2013, Jackie Aman (MPP '09) joined the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation as a research associate. Her specialties include program evaluation,...

Hassan's work mentioned in ThinkAfricaPress

Zainab Hassan (MPA '04) is the project director for the National Library in Mogadishu, Somalia. Her work was mentioned in a September...

Vo joins the Department of Labor and Industry at the State

In September 2013, Long Vo (MPP '09) joined the State of Minnesota at the Department of Labor and Industry in St. Paul...

Hampton takes position at the Ford School

Heather Hampton (MPP '06) joined the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan as a business intelligence analyst in...

Skrebes interviewed by The New York Times

Robyn J. Skrebes (MPP '06) was recently interviewed by The New York Times in an October 8, 2013 article on the topic...

Omari featured in CE+HD Profile

Abdul M. Omari (MPP '08) grew up in south Minneapolis, just ten minutes from the University of Minnesota. Yet the first time...

Humpage joins Mathematica Policy Research

Sarah Humpage (MPP '04) recently began working as a researcher at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, D.C., after completing her Ph.D. in...

Slawik wins mayoral race in Maplewood, MN

Former Minnesota legislator and Humphrey alumna, Nora Slawik (MPA '05), won the mayoral race in Maplewood, MN on November 5. Slawik won...

Breitbarth welcomes baby boy

On July 10, 2013, James Timothy Breitbarth was born to Tim (MPP '03) and his wife. He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces...

Mehta on Placemaking Panel

Neeraj Mehta (MPP ' 01) was part of a panel on June 6 at the U of M on the topic of,...

Nix announces candidacy for St. Paul City Council

Noel Nix (MURP '08) recently announced his candidacy for St. Paul City Council Member in Ward 1. Noel is currently a legislative...

Alexander named Best Young Political Lobbyist in IL

Adrienne Alexander (MPP '08) was recently named the Best Young Political Lobbyist by the Chicago Reader as a Critics' Pick. "The first...

Slawik announces candidacy for mayor

Nora Slawik (MPA ' 05) recently announced her candidacy for the Mayor of Maplewood, Minnesota. Nora is currently the Director of Education...

Raus welcome baby boy

On May 11, 2013, Logan Benjamin Rau was born to Ben (MPP '04) and Kate (MPP/MSW '04) Rau in Washington, D.C. He...

Mitchell Co-Founds Waste Wise

Katrina Mitchell (MURP '06) recently co-founded Waste Wise, a new initiative to address the global waste crisis. Waste Wise is using 21st...

Harris named President of Minnesota Council on Foundations

Trista Harris (MPP '00) recently became the newly appointed president of the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF). She will begin her position...

Johnson to join Peace Corps in Colombia

In late August 2013, Aara Johnson (MPP '09) will join the Peace Corps in Colombia as a Teaching English for Livelihoods (TEL)...

Sharrow presents dissertation research

Libby Sharrow (MPP '04), Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science, presented her dissertation research as part of The Gender, Sexuality,...

Glidden announces re-election campaign

Minneapolis City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden (MPA '02) recently kicked off her re-election campaign for City Council. Elizabeth represents Ward 8 in...

Oftelie to oversee development operations at Hazelden Foundation

In April 2013, Alexander Oftelie (MPP ' 03) joined Hazelden Foundation as the director of philanthropic advancement. In this role Alex will...

Gadwa Nicodemus co-authors chapter on creative placemaking

Anne Gadwa Nicodemus (MURP ' 07) recently gave two keynote presentations on creative placemaking in Louisiana. Humphrey School of Public Affairs Professor...

Harris part of discussion on the state of charities in Minnesota

Trista Harris (MPP ' 00), executive director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice, was on Minnesota Public Radio's The Daily Circuit on...

Espinosa interviewed on MPR

Carlos Espinosa (MURP '06), was recently interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio on the slowing of the frac sand industry in southeastern Minnesota....

Kapper joins SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

In October 2012, Joseph Kapper (MURP '07) joined SRF Consulting Group, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN as a senior planner in the firm's...

Zheng takes on role at SSGA Asset Management Co. Ltd

Jenny Zheng (MURP '01) recently began a position as the Executive Director of Asset Management at SSGA Fund Management Co. Ltd. (State...

Yerhot joins BuckleySandler LLP in Washington, D.C.

Laura Yerhot (MPP '08) recently became the Attorney Recruiting and Development Coordinator at the law firm of BuckleySandler LLP in Washington, D.C....

Torres Ray takes the $101 pledge

Several Minnesota lawmakers have been challenged to live on the same amount that families on Minnesota's welfare program get per week. Many,...

Omari appointed to the U of M's Board of Regents

On March 6, the Minnesota Legislature approved the appointment of Abdul Omari (MPP '08) to the Minnesota Board of Regents. Omari is...

Driscoll joins Rhode Islanders United for Marriage

After having spent a year as the Rhode Island State Director for the Obama for America campaign, Devin Driscoll (MPP '09) recently...

Yusuf publishes book, Somalis in Minnesota

Ahmed Ismail Yusuf (MPA '08) recently published Somalis in Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012). In his book, Yusuf outlines the history...

Trista Harris launches website

Trista Harris (MPP '00) recently launched a new website that highlights her work on leadership, philanthropy, and organizational culture. Harris is the...

Nissen accepts position at Fresh Energy

Will Nissen (MPP '09) recently joined Fresh Energy to pursue research, advocacy, and outreach work on clean energy and energy efficiency policy...

Dettmann joins WaterAid

In September, Marc Dettmann (MPP '09) joined WaterAid America as a researcher. Based in New York City, WaterAid works to give people...

Kinders will chair 2014 task force

Mark Kinders (MPA '00), the vice president for public affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma, was selected as chair-elect of a...

Tock hired as associate director of the International Fellowships Program

Rosa Tock (MPP '01) will start December 3, 2012, as associate coordinator for the International Fellowships Program at the Humphrey School of...

Emerson to lead Goff Public's lobbying effort

Elizabeth Emerson (MPP '02) is now the director of government relations at Goff Public, where she helps lead the organization's lobbying team....

Franzen wins Minnesota Senate seat

On Tuesday, November 6, Melisa Lopez Franzen (MPP '01) was elected to the Minnesota State Senate for District 49 (Edina/Bloomington). She defeated...

Schmit elected to the Minnesota Senate

Former Humphrey School student Matt Schmit (MPP '03) was elected to the Minnesota State Senate for District 21 (Redwing) on Tuesday, November...

Milgrom begins job at West Side Community Health Services

Marsha Milgrom (MPA '05) recently joined West Side Community Health Services (WSCHS) as development director. With 18 primary health clinics serving St....

Johnson recognized for her work in the community

Aara Johnson (MPP '09) will be honored as one of the 2012 Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans (TOYM) at a ceremony in December...

Bernard continues consulting work for the International Center for Journalists

In June, Daniel Bernard (MPA '05) left Egypt after seven years of working on international development projects. Bernard served as Egypt country...

Werde named president of Affiance Coaching

Erin Werde (MPP '07) is the new president of Affiance Coaching. In this role, Werde oversees all of Affiance Coaching's fiscal operations,...

Blanks leads theater company in Liberia

Jasmine Blanks (MPP '08) is now the executive director of B4--Burning Barriers, Building Bridges--Youth Theatre in Monrovia, Liberia. In August, B4 Youth...

Lindstrom joins League of Minnesota Cities

In August, Ann Lindstrom (MPP '07) accepted a position with the League of Minnesota Cities as a lobbyist. She continues to be...

Gadwa Nicodemus makes list of most powerful and influential leaders in nonprofit arts

Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, (MURP '07) principal at Metris Arts Consulting, and Ann Markusen, Professor Emerita at the Humphrey School, were recently nominated...

Bai begins work at UMN's China Center

Mandy Xue Bai (MPP '05) joined the University of Minnesota's China Center as assistant director in June. In this position, she focuses...

Swenson now communications advisor to Gov. Dayton

Matt Swenson (MPP '07) serves as communications advisor to Governor Mark Dayton. Swenson is responsible for communication strategy, planning, and messaging. Prior...

Fink awarded juris doctor degree

Michael H. Fink (MPA '07) received a juris doctor degree cum laude from the New England School of Law in Boston on...

Anderson begins work with VTC Enterprises

In Janurary, Jerid Anderson (MPP '04) accepted a position as a one-on-one instructor at VTC Enterprises. Based in Santa Monica, VTC Enterprises...

Okamoto joins Career Incubation, Inc.

Kiri Okamoto (MA '90) is now the manager of Career Incubation, Inc. in Tokyo, Japan. She had been previously a senior associate...

Karon continues work with Senator Franken

Michelle Karon (MPA '09) was offered full-time employment with Senator Franken's office in Washington, DC where she had been interning. She writes,...

McGrann speaks at Westminster Town Hall Forum

Patrick McGrann (MS-STEP '01) gave a lecture at Westminster Town Hall Forum; his talk, titled "Playing for Peace in Gaza," was broadcasted...

Grubbs accepts position with Headwaters Regional Development Commission

Marcus Grubbs (MURP '09) began the position of Development Specialist at the Headwaters Regional Development Commission (RDC) in January, 2012. Headwaters RDC...

Walters joins HealthPartners

Paul Walters (MPP '08) joined HealthPartners in October, 2011; he works in the International Development Department as the International Development Project...

Gillette appointed to Obama's Domestic Policy Council

Jodi Gillette (MPA '02), an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, was appointed senior policy advisor for Native American Affairs...

Union Gospel Mission to begin construction on new restaurant (news from Ben Johnson, MPA '09)

Ben Johnson (MPA '09) is the Director of Food Operations at Union Gospel Mission (UGM) in St. Paul, Minnesota. In February, UGM...

Weimann accepts position with Page Township

In March, Kyle Weimann (MPP '08) began the position of Township Clerk at Page Township in the St. Cloud area....

Peterson accepts position with the Wilder Foundation

Mandy (Olson) Peterson (MPP '08) accepted a position in February 2012 with the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation in Saint Paul MN as...

Miles moves up at Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Charles Miles (MPP '09) was promoted to Business Systems Analyst at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota in February, 2012....

Lee begins position with University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute

Patricia Lee (MPP 2009)accepted the position of Research Analyst for the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute in February 2012. The Institute provides...

Gallivan begins work with Maggio + Kattar

In March, Sean Gallivan (MPP '08) was named Immigration Paralegal with the Washintong D.C. firm Maggio + Kattar. This firm has represented...

VerHage accepts position with North Park University

In March, Peter VerHage (MS-STEP '04) joined North Park University in the Chicago area as a System Architect....

Sitaramiah joins Greater MSP

Gita Sitaramiah (MPA '00) is Director of Communications at Greater MSP. She joined the organization in January. In this role, she...

Nolan accepts position with US Bank

John Nolan (MPP '02) was recently accepted the position of Relationship Manager at US Bank in Minneapolis. Prior to this position, Nolan...

Lopez Franzen gets DFL party endorsement

On March 24th, Melissa Lopez Franzen (MPP '03) secured the DFL party endorsement at the Senate District 49 Convention; Senate District 49...

Classen recognized by Nonprofit Quarterly's readers

Julia Classen's (MPA '01) article "Here We Go Again: The Cyclical Nature of Board Behavior" was chosen as one of Nonprofit Quarterly's...

Barnea will begin work with the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

In February, Avital Barnea (MURP '09) began work as a Presidential Management Fellow with the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Committee...

Potter accepts position with Walden University

Kyle Potter (MPP '08) is now a Institutional Research Analyst with Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He accepted the position in January...

Uejio begins position at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dave Uejio (MPP '04) is now the Lead for Talent Acquisition at the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in Washington, D.C....

Mehta accepts position with Center for Urban and Regional Affiars

Neeja Mehta (MPP 2004) accepted a position with the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) as the Director of Community Based...

Plummer joins Board of Directors at Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Joseph Plummer (MS-STEP 2007) was recently appointed to the Board of Directors at Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA). The MEEA is a...

Wera accepts position with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Martin Wera (MPP '02) joined Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in November as community relations manager. Wera's previous job was with as a...

Vidas completes work on Tamarack Nature Center project

Mary Vidas (MPA '05) recently oversaw construction of a $1.75 million outdoor nature play area and interpretive building expansion for Ramsey County's...

Swenson accepts position with the Minnesota Department of Commerce

Matt Swenson (MPP '07) serves as communications director for the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Swenson advises Commissioner Mike Rothman and department leadership...

Nix is now a legislative aide for St. Paul City Council member Carter III

In September, 2011, Noel Nix (MURP '08) joined the office of St. Paul City Council member Melvin W. Carter III (MPP '04)...

Lee accepts position with Target Corporation

In June, 2011, Acooa Lee (MPP '06) joined the Target Corporation as a senior business development leader for supplier diversity. Prior to...

Kim accepts position with the Alzheimer's Association

Hye Kim (MPP '05) is now the associate director of policy development at the Alzheimer's Association in Washington D.C. In her new...

Kasper enters Ph.D. program at the University of Sussex

Eric Kasper (MPP '09) recently began pursuing a doctorate degree at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex in...

Heggeness begins job with U.S. Census Bureau

Misty Heggeness (MPP '02) accepted a position as an economist at the Poverty Statistics Branch of the U.S. Census Bureau in September....

Dana joins the Office of Ecology and Conservation at the U.S. Department of State

Genya Dana (MS-STEP '03) accepted the position of AAAS Science and Technology Policy (AAAS) Fellow in the Office of Ecology and Conservation...

Cole looking to represent North Minneapolis in the House

Terra B. Cole (MURP '06) announced that she is seeking the DFL nomination to represent North Minneapolis residents in State House of...

Broussard joins Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services

In December, 2011, E. Marie Broussard (MPA '07) accepted a position at the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services and...

Billig joins faculty of the University of Arkansas

Noah Billig (MUPR '07) is now the Garvan Chair and Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture at the School of Architecture, University of...

Bauer honored as one of the 2011 Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans

Jeff Bauer (MPP '00) was honored by the Minnesota Jaycees in December as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans (TOYM) of...

Arcara begins Ph.D. program at University of North Carolina

Jennet Arcara (MPP '03) is in her first semester of the Ph.D. program in the maternal and child health department at the...

Johnson Working as Policy and Market Researcher

Roxanne Johnson (MS-STEP '08) has accepted a new position as a policy and market researcher with the BlueGreen Alliance in Minneapolis. She...

Holm Accepts Position at African Development Center

Matt Holm (MPP '08) has taken a position as communications and development manager at the African Development Center. In this position, he...

Obrero Studies Tagalog With Filipino Scholars

Teresa Michelle Obrero (MPP '07) spent eight weeks in the summer of 2010 studying Tagalog, her father's native language, with a Foreign...

Swenson Tackles New Role at the Minnesota Department of Commerce

Matt Swenson (MPP '07) has taken on the position of deputy communications director at the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The department ensures...

Rodriguez Named Executive Director at Merrick Community Services

Daniel Rodriguez (MPA '04), has left his position as director of the Office of Community Relations for the St. Paul Public Schools...

Ochs Appointed to St. Paul Planning Commission

In January, Chris Ochs (MURP '04) was sworn in as a member of the St. Paul Planning Commission, a 21-member advisory board...

Lindgren changes direction in the Foreign Service

Andrea Lindgren (MPP '03) currently serves as a Foreign Service Officer in Manilla, Philippines. She will return to Washington, D.C. i,n September,...

Beard recognized at "Public Servant of the Week"

Tara Beard (MURP '03),community development coordinator for the City of Hopkins, has been recognized by the Hopkins Patch as "Public Servant of...

Kuhn Assumes Position of District Manager of Social Security (SS)

Emily Kuhn (MPP '00) is the district manager of the Social Security Administration (SSA) office in Madison, Wisconsin. She surrently sserves as...

Heggeness welcomes daughter into family

Misty Heggeness (MPP '00) and her husband, Mauricio, welcomed the birth of their first child, Magdalena Amelia Bascunan, on July 19....

Hendricks welcomes a son

Matthew (Abts) Hendricks (MPP '01) and Shelly Hendricks (MPP '00) welcomed a son, Micaiah Emerson, on August 29. He joins big sister,...

Hornack studies at Case Western Reserve University

Emily Hornack (MPP '02) is a student at Case Western Reserve University. She is studying speech-language pathology....

Johnson works for Saberpack, Inc.

Sharon Johnson (MPA '03) is the director of operations for Saberpack, Inc....

Keesey joins the National Institute of Health

Peter Keesey (MPP '06) recently began a new position as a human resources specialist with the National Institute of Health in Rockville,...

Kieves works for Excelsior Energy, Inc.

Nicola Kieves (MPP '04) currently is the assistant general counsel for Excelsior Energy, Inc....

Kolles directs the Carmel Bach Festival

Camille Kolles (MPA '03) is employed as the executive director of the Carmel Bach Festival. She was featured in the July 17...

Lewis elected vice president of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators

Stephanie Lewis (MPP '04) was elected vice president of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public...

Lomax accepts position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Zeia Lomax (MPP '04) now works with the agriculture marketing service with the U.S. Department of Agriculture....

Myers is employed by Wells Fargo

Jennifer Myers (MPP '01) works as a marketing analyst for Wells Fargo....

Opot joins the Harris County Community Services Department

Kelly Opot (MPP '05) is a program analyst for the Harris County Community Services Department in Texas....

Partenheimer accepts position with the City of Richfield

Kirsten Partenheimer (MUPR '03) left the City of Columbia Heights in May to take a position as a housing specialist with the...

Peterson works at SRF Consulting Group

Steve J. Peterson (MURP '05) is employed as a transportation planner at SRF Consulting Group....

Piehl accepts position with Volunteers of America

Katie (Dvoracek) Piehl (MPP '04) left the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor in September for a new position as director of...

Slotterback welcomes daughter into family

Brendon Slotterback (MURP '03) and wife, Humphrey School Assistant Professor Carissa Schively Slotterback, announce the birth of their daughter, Liesl Ann Slotterback,...

Strauss accepts position with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Amy Strauss (MPP '03) left the Joint Legislative Budget Committee at the State of Arizona. She relocated to Washington, D.C., for a...

Thao welcomes first child

Terri Thao (MPP '00) and her husband, Cheng, are the proud first-time parents of Duabzong Elena Vang, born April 26....

Thompson joins Hewlett Packard

Holly Thompson (MPP '03) accepted a job with Hewlett Packard in Chicago. She manages the Hewlett Packard partner business accounts in the...

Troy accepts position with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Kate Troy (MPP '04) recently accepted a position as an analyst with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of...

Vidas begins with the Ramsey County Tamarack Nature Center

Mary Vidas (MPA '03) left the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to become director at the Ramsey County Tamarack Nature Center....

Delaney accepts position with Hope Community, Inc.

Will Delaney (MURP '06) recently accepted a position with Hope Community, Inc. in Minneapolis....

Dufresne works for the U.S. Department of Labor

Matthew Dufresne (MPA '05) relocated to Washington, D.C., in June. He is employed as an immigration policy analyst for the U.S. Department...

Hampton accepts postion with the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau

Heather Hampton (MPP '06) has taken a position as a legislative analyst for the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau....

Harris becomes director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice

Trista (Carter) Harris (MPP '00) left her position as a program officer at the Saint Paul Foundation to become executive director at...

Aspengren welcomes son into family

Jennifer Aspengren (MPP '01) and husband Jeff Schotts welcomed their son, Beckett, on August 1....

Barringer-Mills joins American Refugee Committee

Michael Barringer-Mills (MPP '06) has taken a position as a field support manager at the American Refugee Committee in the Twin Cities....

Batalden accepts position with City of Woodbury

Karl Batalden (MURP '04) left his position with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to accept a position as housing specialist/associate planner for...

Boyer works for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

William Boyer (MURP '05) works for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry....

Brandt accepts position with the National Institute of Health

Erin Brandt (MPP '04) has a new job as a management analyst for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of...

Bryant, now Jones, gets married

Charissa Bryant (MPA '04) became Charissa Jones when she got married on August 9. She and her husband are relocating to Chicago....

Cole elected secretary of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators

Terra Cole (MURP '04) was elected secretary of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators....

Gadow works for the City of Wayzata

Bryan Gadow (MURP '06) is employed as an assistant planner at the City of Wayzata....

Shipley joins the office of U.S. Representative Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

Amber Shipley (MPP '05) was selected as a 2007 Women's Research and Education Institute Fellow in Washington, D.C., where she covered women's...

Simon works for the University of Minnesota

Kimberly Simon (MPA '05) works for the University of Minnesota....

Skrebes works for Midwest Human Rights Fellowship

Robyn Skrebes (MPP '06) works for the Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship, Save Yar Campaign....

Stewart is a research manager at the Improve Group

Rebecca Stewart (MPP '04) is a research manager at the Improve Group....

Szopinski assumes position with the Maryland Transit Administration

Aaron Szopinski (MPP '05) has taken a new position with the Maryland Transit Administration in Baltimore as a senior financial analyst....

Umimana secures position with Hennepin County

Jean Baptiste Uwimana (MPP '06) has taken a position with Hennepin County....

Vidas quoted in Star Tribune

Mary Vidas (MPA '03) was quoted in the March 27, 2008 Star Tribune article "Mom's right: Kids need to get outside, play,...

Waddel Boie begins doctoral program at Princeton

Jaquilyn Waddel Boie (MPP '06) will begin a doctoral program in the politics department at Princeton University in the fall....

Wall accepts position with Steven Engineers

Nolan Wall (MURP '06) has taken a planning position with Stevens Engineers....

Johnson pursuing a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania.

Amanda Johnson (MURP '04) is a doctoral student of city planning in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania....

Wiger is employed by Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Christopher Wiger (MURP '06) is employed by Local Initiatives Support Corporation....

Johnson directs operations for Saberpack, Inc.

Sharon Johnson (MPA '03) is director of operations for Saberpack, Inc., in Lino Lakes, Minnesota....

Karki works at the University of Minnesota

Apeckchya Karki (MURP '06) is working at the University of Minnesota....

Karki employed as a consultant

Avigya Karki (MURP '05) is a consultant currently working in Japan....

Wilson accepts position with the Minnesota Department of Transportation

Ryan Wilson (MURP '06) has taken a job with the Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Investment Management....

Kinders re-elected within the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Mark Kinders (MPA '00) has been re-elected to a second term as chair of the Advisory Council for Communications and Public Affairs...

Landreau works for the St. Paul Public Schools

Charlotte Landreau (MPA '04) works for the St. Paul Public Schools....

Lindsley employed by the Governor's Workforce Development Council

Bryan Lindsley (MPP '06) works for the Governor's Workforce Development Council....

Knuth works at Minnesota Lawyer

Sherri Knuth (MPA '05) is an opinion digest writer at Minnesota Lawyer....

Horning employed by Cambridge Systematics

Jessica Horning (MURP '06) is employed by Cambridge Systematics....

Schroepfer works with the Minnesota State Council on Disability

Kelly Schroepfer (MPP '06) is employed with the Minnesota State Council on Disability....

Broeke directs Heading Home Hennepin

Cathy ten Broeke (MPA '04) is the coordinator to end homelessness for Minneapolis and Hennepin County, and directs the planning and implementation...

Brudvik works for the University of Minnesota

Erin Brudvik (MPP '06) has taken a job with the University of Minnesota....

Butson works for the State of Wisconsin

Coral Butson (MPP '06) works for the State of Wisconsin, as a policy advisor in the Office of the Governor....

Chavez is a law clerk at Girardi and Keese

Ricardo Chavez (MPP '02) recently left the Los Angeles district attorney's office and now is a law clerk at Girardi and Keese....

Cole appears on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Terra Cole (MURP '04) appeared on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on March 20 and 21. She was part of a discussion...

Conduff joins the Cherokee Nation Washington Office

Stephanie Conduff (MPP '06) will begin working for the Cherokee Nation Washington Office....

Kinders re-elected within the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Mark Kinders (MPA '00) has been re-elected to a second term as chair of the Advisory Council for Communications and Public Affairs...

Davis works for the University of Minnesota

Michelle (Mosner) Davis (MPP '05) works as an ombudsman for the University of Minnesota....

Day joins St. Stephens Human Services

Katie Day (MPP '06) is employed by St. Stephens Human Services in Minneapolis....

Duran Deffley works for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Ruth (Eklund) Duran Deffley (MPP '05) is the membership and chapter coordinator for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits....

Espinosa takes a position with the City of Winona

Carlos Espinosa (MURP '06) has taken a position with the City of Winona....

Farrell published in Star Tribune

John Farrell (MPP '04) was published in the May 1, 2008, Star Tribune for his opinion piece titled "An energy incentive is...

Finke is employed by the City of Medina

Dustin Finke (MPP '05) has taken a job with the City of Medina....

Gaug is employed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation

Ryan Gaug (MURP '06) has taken a job with the Minnesota Department of Transportation....

Geisler is employed by the City of Minneapolis

Amy Geisler (MURP '01) left the City of Ramsey to pursue a job with the City of Minneapolis....

Gonzalez works for the Department of Defence

Luis (Angel) Gonzalez, Jr., (MPP '06) is employed by the Department of Defense, U.S. Navy....

Hale directs the Loft Literary Center

Jocelyn Hale (MPA '06) serves as the executive director of the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis....

Hampton joins the Wisconsin Audit Bureau

Heather Hampton (MPP '06) has begun a job with the Wisconsin Audit Bureau....

Hanauer is employed by the City of Minneapolis

Aaron Hanauer (MURP '04) is a city planner with the City of Minneapolis....

Hannert joins Catholic Charities

Adrienne Hannert (MURP '05) has taken a position with Catholic Charities....

Hoffman is employed by Hennepin County

Sarah Hoffman (MPP '06) is employed by Hennepin County....

Holland accepts position with Lake Research Partners

Kelly Holland (MPP '06) has taken a position with Lake Research Partners....

Hooper employed by the United States Department of State

Rebecca Hooper (MPP '01) is employed as the director of management and budget for the United States Department of State....

Kong-Thao is employed by the St. Paul Public School Board of Education.

Kazoua Kong-Thao (MPA '06) is employed by the St. Paul Public School Board of Education....

Lofgren begins with the U.S. Government Accountability Office

Joanie Lofgren (MPP '06) has taken a position with the U. S. Government Accountability Office....

Mills works for the University of Minnesota

Nicole Mills (MPP '06) works for the University of Minnesota....

Moe joins the Bio Business Alliance of Minnesota

Karen Moe (MPP '06) has taken a job at the Bio Business Alliance of Minnesota....

Monson joins the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mahri Monson (MS-STEP '06) will begin a new position with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....

Nord is employed by the Community Growth Institute

Alec Nord (MURP '06) is employed as a planner for the Community Growth Institute in Minneapolis....

Peacock accepts position with the University of Minnesota

Kathryn (Katie) Peacock (MPP '05) has taken a position with the University of Minnesota....

Phan is employed by the State of Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau

Hai-Phuong "Kinnic" Phan (MPP '05) is working as a legislative analyst with the State of Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau in Madison....

Plummer is employed by the Minnesota Department of Commerce

Joseph Plummer (MS-STEP '05) works as a senior engineering specialist for the Minnesota Department of Commerce in St. Paul....

Rosenberg joins Ameregis, Inc.

Jeffrey Rosenberg (MURP '06) has taken a position with Ameregis, Inc....

Ruter begins doctoral program

Brent Ruter (MPP '06) will enter a doctoral program in comparative international development education in educational policy administration in the fall....

Rutledge works for the University of Minnesota

Connie Rutledge (MPA '05) works for the University of Minnesota....

Salsbery begins position with U.S. Representative Tim Walz

Meredith Salsbery (MPP '05) has taken a position with U.S. Representative Tim Walz....

Schweser takes position with NASA

Greg Schweser (MURP '06) has taken a position with NASA....

McCarty employed by OutFront Minnesota

Laura McCarty (MPP '01) is development director for OutFront Minnesota....

Homgren heads Portico Healthnet

Debra Homgren (MPA '02) is president of Portico Healthnet....

Davis Gooding works in Greensboro, North Carolina

Kamarrie Davis Gooding (MPP '02) is a research associate/evaluation manager, in Greensboro, North Carolina....

Chabel works for U.S. Senator Baucus

Simon Chabel (MPP '01) is a legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Max Baucus, Montanta....

Canchi pursues PhD at Purdue

Devandra Canchi (MPP '00) left his job with GMAC and is now in the Ph.D. program at Purdue....

Bartz employed by IFES

Eric Bartz (MPP '02) is a program assistant with IFES, an international political development organization, in Washington, D.C....

Munnich welcomes son into family

Joe Munnich (MPP '00) welcomed a son, Malcolm Mortensen, born on November 8, 2004....

Mertz joins Oxfam Great Britain

Anne Mertz (MPP '02) writes, "I am working for Oxfam Great Britain in Oxford, England. I came as a volunteer and was...

Mehta marries and beings work on envisioning local nonprofit organization

Neeraj Mehta (MPP '01) married Erin Johnson on November 12, 2004. He also is helping to start a nonprofit organization called Sanctuary...

McMahon joins Uiniversity of St. Thomas faculty

Scott McMahon (MPP '03) left the Humphrey School office of the dean in October for the "soon to be official" title of...

Marohn celebrates addition to family

Charles (Chuck) Marohn (MURP '00) welcomes a daughter, Chloe Grace, born August 24, 2004....

Lucas takes on role at Minnesota Department of Health Services

Anne Lucas (MPP '03) recently started work as a research analysis specialist with employment services at the Minnesota Department of Health Services,...

Lemke joins the Government Accountability Office

Jessica Lemke (MPP '03) has taken a position as an analyst with the Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C....

Kremidas works in Turkey

Damaris Kremidas (MPP '01) is in Turkey working as a service manager at an English education center....

Jordan works for the Great Plains Institute

Brendan Jordan (MS-STEP '02) is a project manager for the Great Plains Institute in Minneapolis....

Jensen featured in Echo Press

Loraine Jensen (MPA '01) was profiled in the December 3, 2004, edition of Echo Press. According to the article, she 'conducted an...

Hendricks's welcome daughter

Shelley Hendricks (MPP '00) and Matthew Hendricks (MPP '01) welcome a daughter, Noelle Lee, born on October 6, 2004....

Helgason pursues political and cultural interests

Skuli Helgason (MPA '03) is working on two part-time projects and pursuing an internship with Grassroots Solutions. The projects include working on...

Guo employed by American Planning Association

Yufeng Guo (MURP '02) works as a policy associate at the American Planning Association, managing the Chinese mayors and planners training program....

Dawson employed by City of Baltimore

Kristin Dawson (MPP '03) completed the Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship Program in August 2005. Recently, she accepted a position as a policy...

Dao accepts position with Whittier Alliance

Phuong Dao (MPP '01) took a position as neighborhood organizer for the Whittier Alliance in Minneapolis. She had been working as a...

Cook welcomes baby boy into family

Karen Cook (MPP '01) welcomes a baby boy, Lucas Jason, on May 11, 2005....

Bonelli joins U.S. Government Accountability Ofiice

Anna Bonelli (MURP '01) has taken an analyst position with U.S. Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C....

Bauer's Youth Farm and Market Project hosts Hines-Kerry

Jeff Bauer's (MPP '00) organization, Youth Farm and Market Project, welcomed Teresa Hines-Kerry for a visit during the fall 2004 presidential campaign....

Amad wecomes a son to family

Majd Amad (MPA '02) welcomes a son, born in July 2004....

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