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Master of Urban + Regional Planning (MURP)

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...

Creed Joins Macy's

CPT Jonathan Creed (MURP '11) was recently hired at Macy's through the military executive development program (MEDP) as a trainee. The MEDP...

Hankey Featured in Star Tribune

Steve Hankey (MURP '08) was featured in the Star Tribune on July 25 for his research on cleaner cycling routes. He is...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

Delaney accepts position with Hope Community, Inc.

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

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....

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....

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....

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....

Horning employed by Cambridge Systematics

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

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...

Espinosa takes a position with the City of Winona

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

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....

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....

Nord is employed by the Community Growth Institute

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

Rosenberg joins Ameregis, Inc.

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

Schweser takes position with NASA

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

Mazullo works for the University of Minnesota

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

Marohn celebrates addition to family

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

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....

Ember works for Montgomery County Planning Commission

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

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....

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