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2010s

Vigen joins Montgomery County, MD

On June 1, Michelle Vigen (MPP '10) started a new position with the Department of Environmental Protection of Montgomery County, Maryland as...

Collinson publishes post on Electrify Africa Act

On May 12, 2014, Erin Collinson (MDP '13) published a post on the Center for Global Development's blog about the Electrify Africa...

Pi co-writes IATP report

Chendong Pi (MDP '13) recently co-wrote an IATP report title, "Fair or Fowl? Industrialization of Poultry Production in China". The report was...

Ouedraogo a Fellow for Princeton in Africa

Congratulations to Gilles Amadou Ouedraogo (MDP '13) who was selected as Fellow for the Princeton in Africa program. He will start this...

Lyon Edwards welcomes baby girl

Juliet Lyon Edwards (MPP '10) and her family welcomed Hope Lyon Edwards to the world on April 1, 2014 at 5:45 PM...

Nevin passes away unexpectedly

Christopher Nevin (MPA '12) who was known to all as possessing a kind and gentle soul, passed away unexpectedly on April 5,...

Bodin takes position with DEED

Chet Bodin (MPP '13) has taken a position as a labor market analyst at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development...

Pinchot receives 2014 Global Spotlight grant

Congratulations to Ariel Pinchot (MDP '13) on winning a 2014 Global Spotlight grant for MA, Professional, and Doctoral International Grants (pre-oral exam)....

Scherpelz joins Sivo Insights

JB Scherpelz (MDP '13) recently joined Sivo Insights as the director for their business development. Sivo Insights is a consumer insight consulting...

Truong takes position at Yelp

Jonathan Truong (MPP '13) began a position as a community manager with Yelp in the fall of 2013. Jonathan is working to...

Stephenson lands position at HealthPartners

Sarah Stephenson (MS-STEP '12) recently joined HealthPartners' Institute for Education and Research as a research requirement specialist. She is coordinating and managing...

Lundquist travels to Africa with the Partnership for African Social Governance Research

Through the Hubert Project, the Humphrey School has embarked on an exciting 8-month partnership with the Partnership for African Social Governance Research,...

Mickelson joins the Minn-LInK project

Nicole Mickelson (MPP '11) is now a research fellow for the Minn-LInK project in the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare...

Helm working with The Wilderness Society in D.C.

Brandon Helm (MPP '10) joined The Wilderness Society as the Land and Water Conservation Fund national campaign coordinator in January 2014. His...

Thorpe lands new position through networking

After moving to Denver this fall David Thorpe (MURP '11) started job searching through a variety of avenues, including government job listings,...

Mac Arthur Announces Baby Boy

Douglas Hayes Mac Arthur was born on October 5, 2013 to proud parents Andrea Mac Arthur (MPP '12) and Douglas Mac Arthur....

Glass monitoring humanitarian relief efforts at USAID/OFDA

Kaela Glass (MPP/MSW '12) joined the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) as an information...

Genesis10 appoints Swaggert director of veterans outreach

Nick Swaggert (MPP '11) joined Genesis10 in fall of 2013 as the director of veterans outreach. He will work to expand Genesis10's...

Yeo joins World Vision Korea

In May 2013, Sarah Yeo (MPP '10) joined World Vision Korea as an evaluation and research officer. Her responsibilities include gauging effectiveness...

Patterson joins CPED

Kylie Patterson (MPP '11) recently started working at Community Planning and Economic Development as an employment and training employee. Her most recent...

Wu contributes to the Huffington Post

Brandon Wu (MPP '10) recently contributed to the Huffington Post with an article titled "Fighting for the Soul of Climate Finance". Brandon...

Engh as Campaign Manager

Rachel Engh (MURP '11) is currently the campaign manager for Minneapolis mayoral candidate, Bob Fine. She's enjoying learning about residents' concerns and...

Eash takes position as Program Coordinator

Laura Eash (MURP '10) recently began a position as the Program Coordinator for the Minnesota Transportation Alliance and the Minnesota Public Transit...

Lundquist takes position as Hubert Project Director

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is excited to announce that Leah Lundquist (MPP '10) will begin her new role as the...

Johnson interviewed by CNN's "Black in America"

CNN recently came to town to interview Duane Johnson (MPP '10) as part of its "Black in America" series. Johnson co-founded Tuloko...

Hoye joins Center for Energy and Environment

Megan Hoye (MPP '10) recently joined the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) as the first engagement coordinator. Megan will be working...

Roberts presents on Child Labor Regulations and the American Culture of Farm Work

Megan Roberts (MS-STEP '11) recently presented with Professor Deborah Levison on Child Labor Regulations and the American Culture of Farm Work. Roberts...

Vang begins position at McKnight Foundation

Kaying Vang (MDP '10) recently accepted a position at the McKnight Foundation as a program assistant in the Collaborative Crop Research Program....

Schneekloth joins Community Heath Charities of Minnesota

Erica Schneekloth (MPA ' 10) recently accepted a position with Community Health Charities of Minnesota (CHCM) as the Sr. Corporate Relations Manager....

Haugen named invasive species coordinator

Scott Haugen (MPP '10) has been contracted by Becker County in Minnesota to perform aquatic invasive species coordination services. Haugen has a...

Nadel joins Minneapolis Jewish Federation

Andrea Nadel (MPP '11), began a position in May as an Israel program specialist with the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, strengthening connections between...

Malloy joins Ehlers Inc.

Patrick Malloy (MPP '11) recently began working at Ehlers Inc. as a financial specialist. Ehlers is an independent advisory firm that has...

Lee begins work at the MN House of Representatives

Andrew Lee (MURP '10), began his full time position as a non-partisan fiscal analyst at the Minnesota House of Representatives in November...

Nezhad takes on new position at Rainbow Health Initiative

Sheila Nezhad (MDP '10) is the program manager at Rainbow Health Initiative (RHI). RHI is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit that advances health equity...

Goodspeed joins the Chicano Latino Affairs Council

In October of 2012, Sarah Goodspeed (MS-STEP '10) joined the Chicano Latino Affairs Council (CLAC) as their Legislative and Community Relations Manager....

Ginis joins Metro Transit

Sophia Ginis (MPP '10) recently joined Metro Transit, a division of the Metropolitan Council, as a community outreach coordinator, helping those in...

Rau to begin federal judicial clerkship

Kristen Rau (MPP '07) is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School (J.D.) and the Humphrey School of Public...

Plowden joins Children's Defense Fund and is featured in YWCA publication

In June, Chandra Plowden (MPP '10) joined the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) as the Beat the Odds® Program(BTO) and CDF Internship Program...

Stuber joins Wilder Research

In September, Nick Stuber (MPP '10) began work as a research associate with Wilder Research at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. Wilder...

Baltazar accepts position at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin

Since June, James Baltazar (MURP '10) has been a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Field...

Anderson joins MnDOT

In May, Mei-Ling Anderson (MURP '10) joined the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) in the Office of Capital Programs and Performance Measures...

Bobbitt begins position with Washington State Department of Transportation

Bradley Bobbitt (MURP '10) began a position with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) on August 27, 2012, as a transportation...

Tuloko receives honors at Minnesota Cup

Tuloko, a local start-up co-created last February by Humphrey School student, Duane Johnson (MPP '10), was recently declared the winner of the...

Asche accepts position with the Center for Small Towns

Kelly Asche (MPP '10) is the program coordinator at the University of Minnesota-Morris Center for Small Towns. The Center for Small Towns...

Small begins work with Jesuit Refugee Services

Mary Small (MPP '10) is the assistant director for advocacy at Jesuit Refugee Services in Washington, D.C., where she is responsible for...

Yeo accepts position with Project Malawi

Sarah Yeo (MPP '10) is a program evaluation officer for Project Malawi, an organization that works towards HIV/AIDS prevention. Yeo writes that...

Nguyen joins the Northside Achievement Zone

In July 2012, Angelina Nguyen (MDP '10) started her position as Housing Navigator with the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ), a nonprofit whose...

Butler begins position with the Ministry of Gender and Development in Liberia

As a JSI Scott Fellow, Aurelius Butler (MDP '10) is now the special advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Gender...

Zhao hired as a budgeting analyst at Cirrus Aircraft

In July, Yizhuo (Serene) Zhao (MDP '10) began working as a budgeting analyst at Cirrus Aircraft in Duluth, Minnesota. Zhao's responsibilities...

Baumbach begins research on Norway's Somali population

As a member of the Fulbright Scholar Program, Brandon Baumbach (MPP '10), recently began a year-long research project in Norway. Baumbach writes,...

Schommer will continue to work with USAID in Rwanda

Heather Schommer (MPP '10) recently began working with the USAID Mission in Rwanda as the development outreach and communications officer. Over...

Hansen joins staff of University of California-Davis

Britta Hansen(MDP '10) recently accepted a position with the Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program (Hort CRSP) at the University of California-Davis....

Katie Meyer works as community organizer for Grassroots Solutions

Katie Meyer (MPP '09) joined Grassroots Solutions in November 2011 as a community organizer in the do.town campaign, a community initiative that...

Wu accepts position with ActionAid USA

Brandon Wu (MPP '10) just graduated from the Humphrey School this spring. He was the student speaker at the 2012 Humphrey School...

Speck hired on at Greater Twin Cities United Way

In May, Rachel Speck (MPP '10), accepted the position of Associate Manager in Community Impact at Greater Twin Cities United Way. She...

Valerius to begin position with U.S. Department of Education

Matthew Valerius (MPP '10) was recently awarded a 2012 Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF), the U.S. government's primary leadership training program aimed at...

Bales joins Veterans Affiars in Austin

Thomas Bales (MPA '10) recently left the City of Minneapolis in the Community Planning and Economic Development department and accepted the position...

Styles begins position with 4GME

Nicolas Styles (MPA '10) recently accepted the position of Vice President of Hollywood Mobile Entertainment (HME), a subsidiary of 4GME. 4GME is...

Peer accepts position with CenterPoint Energy

In January, Audrey Peer (MPP 2011) joined CenterPoint Energy as a Conservation improvement Programs Regulatory Analyst. Her previous position was with CapX2020...

Greenwood-Sanchez begins work in Chile

David Greenwood-Sanchez (MPP 2011) recently accepted a job as a research analyst with Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Latin America, in Santiago, Chile....

Schurilla joins HACER as a research associate

In September, Allison Shurilla (MPP '10) accepted the position of research associate at Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER). Previously,...

Monten receives Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotan award

Ross A. Monten (MPP '11) is a cancer survivor and military veteran. On the night of the great Halloween snowstorm in 1991,...

Driscoll appointed as Rhode Island state director with Obama for America

Devin Driscoll (MPP '11) recently was named Rhode Island state director with Obama for America, the president's re-election campaign. Driscoll worked as...

Brosnan accepts job with the Minnesota Land Trust

John Brosnan (MPA '11) joined the Minnesota Land Trust (MLT) in January 2012 as a project manager responsible for implementing conservation projects...

Bolstad joins economic development team at the City of Cottage Grove

In December, Laura Bolstad (MPP '11) accepted the position of economic development specialist at the City of Cottage Grove. She works with...

Barnea accepts position with U.S. Department of Transportation

In August, 2011, Avital Barnea (MURP '11) joined the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., as a community planner in the...

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