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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...

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...

Philbrook named "Ambassador for Peace"

Burnham "Bud" Philbrook (MA '79), Global Volunteers CEO and Co-founder, has been named "Ambassador for Peace" by the International Institute for Peace...

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...

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...

Rosales speaks at United Nations

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

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...

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....

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...

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)...

Radtke retires as President of Prairie State College

Dr. Eric Radtke (MA '78) has served as the president of Prairie State College since 2008. His career has focused on community...

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...

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...

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...

Krueger featured on Comcast Newsmakers and HuffPost

Keith R. Krueger (MPA '79), CEO of Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a U.S. nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Riley promoted at Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

Longo heads program awarded Sen. Paul Simon Spotlight Award

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

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...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Hang named to Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force

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

Ohmann bids adieu to PSG

Laurie Ohmann (MA 1988) announced that she is leaving PSG, a consulting business she co-owned, after 21 years. "It's just time to...

Mendis travels the world promoting his new book

Patrick Mendis (MA 1987) was recently on his second eight-nation Asian-Pacific book tour promoting, Commercial Providence: The Secret Destiny of the American...

Montgomery's life was full of public service and family

Peter W. Montgomery (MA 1975) peacefully passed away at his home on December 15, 2011; he was 76 years old. His obituary...

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...

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...

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

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

Wright Leaves a Legacy of Passion for Public Service

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

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...

Mendis Publishes "Commercial Providence: The Secret Destiny of the American Empire"

Dr. Patrick Mendis (MA '84) has published a book called Commercial Providence: The Secret Destiny of the American Empire. He asks the...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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,...

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....

Earhart receives National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy

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

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....

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...

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....

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....

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....

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....

Wiger is employed by Local Initiatives Support Corporation

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

Karki employed as a consultant

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

Wing featured in the River Falls Journal

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

Hotz promoted within Steier Group

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

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

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

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....

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....

Becker completes doctorate at Hamline

Carol Becker (MA '87) recently completed her doctorate in public administration at Hamline University. Her dissertation was titled 'Government without Government: Alternatives...

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...

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....

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....

Hale directs the Loft Literary Center

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

Hannert joins Catholic Charities

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

Holland accepts position with Lake Research Partners

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

Moe joins the Bio Business Alliance of Minnesota

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

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...

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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...

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....

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....

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...

Zimmer Kurtze featured in Star Tribune's business section

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

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....

Godinez honored by Hispanic Business Chamber

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

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...

Burns earns German Marshall Memorial Fellowship

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

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

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

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....

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...

Altman recognized in INC Magazine

Frank Altman (MA '75) received honorable mention for 'Entrepreneur of the Year' in INC Magazine's January 2005 issue. See the slide show...

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