Thursday, September 21, 2017

Besonen becomes International Law and Policy Fellow

Mark Besonen (MPP ’17) recently became an R. Michael Gadbaw International Law and Policy fellow in General Electric’s Government Affairs & Policy office. His work will focus on international trade, defense, and energy issues.
Connect with Mark on LinkedIn.

Shrestha moves to Center for Victims of Torture

Razeena Shrestha (MPP ’15) has begun work with the Center for Victims of Torture as a program evaluation advisor. She was formerly a research associate with Rainbow Research Inc.
Connect with Razeena on LinkedIn.

Johnson promoted at Minnesota Education Equity Partnership

Aara Johnson (MPP ‘11) recently became a program director at the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership. She will lead the emerging multilinguals program area and support the teachers of color program area. She was formally a policy fellow.
Connect with Aara on LinkedIn.

Driscoll influencing law community

Devin Driscoll (MPP ’11) has been elected as editor-in-chief of Minnesota Law Review and joined Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. After graduation he will be serving as a judicial law clerk for Associate Justice David L. Lillehaug of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Connect with Devin on LinkedIn.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Blanks Jones presents at European Conference on Citizenship Education


Jasmine Blanks Jones (MPP ’10) presented her ethnographic study, “Civic Efficacy and Strict Disciplinary Practices,” at the European Conference on Citizenship Education in the Netherlands in June. Blanks Jones is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania.
Connect with Jasmine on LinkedIn.

Originally posted on Global Notes.



Welter joins Office of Legislative Auditor


Madeline Welter (MPP ’17) has joined the State of Minnesota’s Office of Legislative Auditor as an evaluator. She was formerly a research assistant with the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Connect with Madeline on LinkedIn.


Place featured in Lakefield Standard


Whitney Place (MS-STEP ’13) was featured in the Lakefield Standard for her accomplishments with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Place currently serves as the director of government affairs.
Read the Lakefield Standard article here.
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