Thursday, July 13, 2017

Chin Receives Juris Doctor

Jacob Chin (MPP '11) graduated from the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law receiving his Juris Doctor. Jacob will sit for the New York State Bar exam the end of July.

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Papai Now Acting Country Director

Christine Papai (MDP/MPH '14) is now the acting country director of Ghana with Innovations for Poverty Action. She was currently the Deputy Country Director.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Nelson-Salcedo passes away

Selena Nelson-Salcedo (MPP ’07) unexpectedly passed away Sunday, June 4 while posted abroad at the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia. Nelson-Salcedo was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, and served as Consul at Embassy Bratislava since 2014, and previously in Embassies Santo Domingo and Kuala Lumpur. 

Selena, 38 years of age, is survived by her husband, Jorge Salcedo, and their two daughters (ages 3 and 4). The Embassy Bratislava has created an email address to which people may send condolence messages for the Salcedos: nelson-salcedocondolences@state.gov.

A celebration of Selena’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 16, with visitation from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. before the service, at the The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 161 West Broadway, Winona, MN 55987.

Her obituary may be viewed here.



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Grunewald begins work with Department of Revenue

Hannah Grunewald (MPP ’17) has begun working with the Minnesota Department of Revenue as a student worker paraprofessional. She was formerly a policy intern in the Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith.
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Mehta published in Star Tribune

Neeraj Mehta (MPP ’04) recently published his commentary on north Minneapolis housing development in the Star Tribune. Mehta is currently the director of community programs at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Read his article here.
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Chan joins Lee & Lazzara, PLLC

James Chan (MPP ’14) has joined Lee & Lazzara, PLLC as the client relations manager. He formerly was with Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies as the Florida programs consultant.
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

De Mel evaluates Senegal Rural Roads Project

Randika De Mel (MDP ’15) recently completed his evaluation of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Senegal Rural Roads Project. The Senegal Rural Roads Project aims to improve access to agriculture markets.
Connect with Randika on LinkedIn.