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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kiedrowski transitions to faculty director of PNLC

Jay Kiedrowski (MA '71) has been named faculty director for the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center (PNLC) at the Humphrey School of...

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,...

Jeanetta becomes executive director

Barbara Jeanetta (MA '85) accepted the position of executive director at Alliance Housing Inc. and began on December 18, 2013. She has...

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...

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...

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...

Downtown Council names Cramer as new CEO

Steve Cramer (MA '79) has been selected as the new president and CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council and the Minneapolis Downtown...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Little joins McKnight Foundation

Arleta Little (MPA '06) recently joined the McKnight Foundation as the arts program officer. The McKnight Foundation is one of the county's...

McMahon joins Saint Mary's

Scott McMahon (MPP '03) joined Saint Mary's University of Minnesota as the associate vice president for external affairs in July. With his...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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....

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....

Anderson hired as VP of Development at Ryan Companies, Inc.

Eric Anderson (MA ' 85) has been hired by Ryan Companies, Inc. as Vice President of Development in the North Central region....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Reardon named executive director at Open Arms

Tim Reardon (MPP '87) has recently been named the executive director of Open Arms, a nonprofit organization that cooks nutritious meals that...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Weddell headed to Lockheed Martin

Dave Weddell (MA 1979) is leaving the Navy civilian service and is beginning a position with Lockheed Martin in the D.C. area....

DeLisi to become ambassador to Uganda

Scott DeLisi (MA entering 1980) was nominated by President Obama as his ambassador to Uganda. Previously, DeLisi had been ambassador to Nepal...

Bull joins Association of American Medical Colleges

Jan Bull (MA 1987) recently accepted a position with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) as the Lead Specialist of Competency-based...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Reeder Named Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

John Reeder (MA '85), director of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO), has been named EPA...

Moore Takes Position at PolyMet Mining Co.

Brad Moore (MA '83) has accepted a position as executive vice president of environmental and governmental affairs of the PolyMet Mining Co....

Marx Named CEO of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Tim Marx (MA '79) has been named chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which works to strengthen...

Chapel takes on role at Centers for Disease Control

Tom Chapel (MA '78) has a new role at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta after a stint as interim chief...

Johnson works for Saberpack, Inc.

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

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....

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...

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....

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...

Marx accepts directorship of Common Ground

Tim Marx (MA '79) resigned from his position as commissioner of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency to accept a new role as...

Myers is employed by Wells Fargo

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

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....

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...

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....

Stembler joins the Western States Contracting Alliance

Paul Stembler (MA '75) has taken a new position as cooperative development coordinator for the Western States Contracting Alliance based in Eagan,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Bull joins staff of George Washington University

Janet (Jan) Bull (MA '87) is employed at the George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health as an associate director. In...

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....

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....

Wall accepts position with Steven Engineers

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

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

Jethwani joins Guttmacher Institute

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

Conduff joins the Cherokee Nation Washington Office

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

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....

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....

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...

Miller is employed by NASA

Kevin Miller (MA '87) is deputy project manager of resources at NASA (Goddard Space Flight Center) in Greenbelt, Maryland....

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....

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...

Osdoba is employed by Oregon's Office of Sustainable Development

Thomas Osdoba (MA '86) is director in sustainable economic development in the State of Oregon's Portland Office of Sustainable Development....

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....

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....

Qurik is a project manager for the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration

Mary Quirk (MA '81) is the volunteer resources leadership project manager for the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration....

Rosenberg joins Ameregis, Inc.

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

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....

Schumacher is the owner of Solaris Management, L.L.C.

Mary Schumacher (MA '86) is the owner of Solaris Management, L.L.C., in Madison, Wisconsin....

Schweser takes position with NASA

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

Osdoba works for the City of Vancouver, B.C.

Thomas Osdoba (MA '86) is manager of the stability group for the City of Vancouver in British Columbia....

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....

McCarty employed by OutFront Minnesota

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

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...

Lehman starts The Lehman Group

Tom Lehman (MA '82) started his own government relations company, The Lehman Group, after nearly 20 years of lobbying in Washington, D.C....

Lefko leads International Business Development Council, Inc.

Todd Lefko (MA '66) is president of International Business Development Council, Inc., an import-export business in Elk River, Minnesota....

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....

Kane is employed by Northeast-Midwest Institute

Matt Kane (MA '84) telecommutes from Minnesota to the Northeast-Midwest Institute, a think tank in Washington, D.C....

Hotz works for The Steier Group

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

Homgren heads Portico Healthnet

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

Hames works for Hamilton County, Ohio

Peter Hames (MA '72) is a senior executive assistant county administrator for Hamilton County, Ohio....

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....

Davis Gooding works in Greensboro, North Carolina

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

Conway leads at Blue Cross

Liz Conway (MA '84) works at Blue Cross, leading a project management group in the Medicare area....

Chabel works for U.S. Senator Baucus

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

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...

Bartz employed by IFES

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

Moreira works at Patrick Henry High School

Mary Moreira (MA '70) is the instructional leader for research and data at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis....

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,...

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...

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....

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...

Kremidas works in Turkey

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

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....

Kiedrowski joins Humphrey School as a senior fellow

Jay Kiedrowski (MA '71) retired on September 30, 2004, from Wells Fargo after 17 years, most recently in the role of executive...

Jordan works for the Great Plains Institute

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

Johnson takes on senior management role at Children and Family Services

Charles (Chuck) Johnson (MA '83) was appointed to the senior management post of assistant commissioner for Children and Family Services (CFS), effective...

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...

Homma directs Learnology International

Masato Homma (MP '87) is the executive director at Learnology International in Tokyo, Japan....

Herrera starts own cousulting firm

Monica Herrera (MA '83) started her own consulting firm, Community Consulting Group, in October 2004. She partners with alumna Allison Rojas (MA...

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....

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...

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....

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...

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....

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....

Bednarz accepts position with U.S. district Court, District of Minnesota

Deborah Bednarz (MA '87) has a new position as the manager of budget and statistics for the U.S. District Court, District of...

Andrew heads public affairs practice at Tunheim Partners

Mark Andrew (MA '79) leads the public affairs practice at Tunheim Partners, where he uses many years of elected leadership, policy insight...

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