Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Odegard joins Minnesota International Center

Tim Odegard (MA ‘98) is now the new program director at the Minnesota International Center (MIC). Tim has nearly 30 years of experience including time spent in India and Costa Rica. He is excited to lead MIC’s globally-themed programs.


Originally posted on Global Notes.

Merea joins Yummly

Santiago Merea (MPP ‘08) is now the first chief revenue officer for Yummly. He will be in charge of the company’s effort to drive its revenue streams while working with a wide breadth of brands and companies. He previously worked as an adviser for New Gadget Inc., a consumer technology company in California.

Read the announcement here.


Connect with Santiago on LinkedIn.

Barta joins Social Solutions International, Inc.

Richard Barta (MPP ‘15) is now a program assistant for Social Solutions International Inc. Social Solutions is a contractor for the Expanding Monitoring and Evaluation Capacities (MECap) task order. MECap works as an institutional support mechanism and is designed to strengthen monitoring and evaluation capacities.

Previously, Richard worked at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs as a research assistant.


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Frazier accepts position with Alumni Association

Ambreasha Frazier (MPP ‘12) has accepted the role of director of student and recent alumni engagement for the Alumni Association at the University of Minnesota. She will be working to expand the engagement of alumni with students and graduates from the last decade.


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Monday, November 23, 2015

Herder starts job at MN.IT Services

Sarah Herder (MPP ‘05) recently became the affirmative action officer for MN.IT Services. Sarah was previously the education director for The Advocates for Human Rights for five years.


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Justilien joins FSG

Romilda Justilien (MPP ‘13) is now a consultant for FSG. She was previously a researcher and consultant for BCT Partners. While working at BCT Partners, she coordinated technical assistance for grantees as well as organizing a grantee convening and webinars among fifteen organizations.

Connect with Romilda on LinkedIn.

Brunelle starts work as Independent

Amelia Brunelle (MPP ‘12) is a service design and innovation consultant working independently. She consults with small and medium sized companies and organizations to determine new market strategies and design customer-focused services.


Connect with Amelia on LinkedIn.

Scheibel receives award

Jim Scheibel (MPA ‘14) is a professor of practice at Hamline University School of Business. Jim was recently awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) for his volunteer service.

Read the Hamline University article here.

Connect with Jim on LinkedIn.

Saint Juste earns promotion

Frantzie Saint Juste (MDP ‘13) was recently promoted to senior project manager associate of the West Africa and Haiti region for Chemonics International. Previously, she was an archivist and a project manager associate at Chemonics.


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Hogan joins American Refugee Committee

Devin Hogan (MDP ‘12) is now the international recruiter for the American Refugee Committee. Previously, Devin was a partner for the IRL after being the executive assistant for RFK.


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Friday, November 20, 2015

Ellis joins Catholic Charities

Acooa Ellis (MPP ‘07) is now the director of advocacy for Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. She was previously the government affairs manager at Target Corporation. While working for Target, Acooa monitored the legislative and regulatory activities while also collaborating with internal partners to create company positions. She also drove the regional strategy development to influence policy to advance and protect target.


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Ferber accepts position with Community Development Department

Nancy Ferber (MURP ‘14) has accepted a city planning position with the Community Development Department at the City of Astoria, Oregon. She will be assisting on economic development, historic preservation and urban renewal related projects.
Previously, Nancy was a project manager with the Musicant Group in the Twin Cities where she coordinated public engagement efforts around shared street designs including installing a parklet in south Minneapolis.

Connect with Nancy on LinkedIn.

James joins PlaceWorks

Ashley James (MURP ‘13) has joined PlaceWorks in Berkeley, CA as a planner. Ashley moved to the Bay Area after graduating from the Humphrey School, and has been learning the ins and outs of California planning laws.  At PlaceWorks, she consults with municipalities and developers on environmental and comprehensive planning projects, including CEQA-related work.  She is also the pro/con guide chair for the League of Women Voters San Francisco, helping to educate voters on ballot measures and leading workshops on the elections process. 


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Friday, October 30, 2015

Lynch moves to DC

Sarah Lynch (MPP ‘01) has recently returned to Washington, DC after living and working in St. Paul, MN for a little over a year. She recently began working at with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, as its director of performance, evaluation, and planning. As such, she leads several teams in running the agency’s strategic and annual planning; directing evaluations; and overseeing internal management controls and GAO/IG audit liaison activities.


Connect with Sarah on LinkedIn.         

Mortensen joins Minnesota Council on Foundations

Katina Mortensen (MPP ‘11) is now a program manager at the Minnesota Council on Foundations. She was previously a program manager at Grassroots Solutions.


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Scherpelz starts at Minnesota International Center

JB Scherpelz (MDP ‘13) is now the corporate relations officer for the Minnesota International Center (MIC). MIC is an organization that has provided rich and varied opportunities for individuals from Minnesota and around the world to serve as citizen diplomats and to gain a deeper understanding or their place in the world community.

Previously, JB worked at Sivo Insights as the director of business development and research consultant.

Connect with JB on LinkedIn.

Daggett Passes Away

Becca Vargo Daggett (MS-STEP ‘04) passed away on October 17th, 2015. Read the full obituary below.

Becca Vargo Daggett was happiest when she felt she was making a difference, and she wasn’t shy about getting involved.

“She’d be the one in the room to notice the person standing in the corner who looked worried, or the child who wasn’t playing,” said husband Paul Daggett. “She’d draw them out and find out what they needed.”

As an activist and researcher, she applied that same sense of concern to a long list of Twin Cities community groups and organizations. Daggett, of St. Louis Park, died peacefully on Oct. 17 after a long illness. She was 43.

Daggett grew up in Mound. She spent her teen years with her family near Heidelberg, Germany, then studied philosophy and social anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin, and the University of Minnesota. She earned a master’s degree in public policy at the Humphrey Institute, where her faculty adviser was former U President Ken Keller.

David Morris, a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) and director of its Public Good Initiative, hired Daggett fresh out of the U in 2003. Initially, she was charged with working on energy issues, but in 2005 Minneapolis issued a request for proposals to develop a privately owned wireless network. Morris said Daggett was concerned that the city had decided to embrace private ownership without analysis or public hearings, and she plunged into the issue.

“Becca was extraordinary,” said Morris. “She was dogged, spirited, dedicated and unafraid of taking on the unknown. She had a … keen sense of right and wrong and an innate ability to empathize with those on the outside.”

Daggett believed public ownership was a better option for the city and became an advocate for municipal networks, helping launch ILSR’s Municipal Broadband initiative, which has gained international recognition and influence.

“Becca faced significant challenges in her quest to try to change Minneapolis’ mind,” said Morris. “She had to educate people about a complex and intimidating technology. She had to assure people that public ownership was possible and profitable. And she had to do this in the face of criticism that often bordered on outright condescension from corporate representatives and city officials who dismissed her because of her youth, and possibly her gender. She never lost her poise or wavered in her determination.”

Daggett was also a world-class multitasker. She was a member of the Seward Neighborhood Association, was part of the first caucus to elect Keith Ellison and was a supporter of Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges. She was an early booster of MinnPost, a nonprofit news organization, and City Council Member Cam Gordon asked her to serve on the city’s Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC,) which reviews capital budget requests for the city.

Daggett also believed that people needed to vote with their pocketbook, so in 2007 she started training to become a financial adviser with a focus on helping people make socially conscious investments. Until 2011 she was a financial planner for UBS.

In the midst of embarking on her new career, Daggett embraced a new challenge at home. Paul’s parents both had Alzheimer’s, but were living separately in the same facility in Phoenix. So in 2009, Paul and Becca moved into a larger house with room for his parents so they could live out their final years together. With a toddler at home, Becca was a full-time caregiver until they died.

The experience inspired Daggett to advocate for and promote alternate forms of caring for seniors at home. She lent her support to a free Minnesota information service called Senior LinkAge Line by writing essays about her experience as a caregiver.

“She was happiest advocating for things that would change people’s lives for the better,” said Paul. “She was a crusader.”

In addition to her husband and son, Max, Daggett is survived by her mother, Cynthia Vargo, sister Abbey and two nephews.

A private family service has been held.


Originally posted by the StarTribune.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Musaifer pursues Ph.D.

Sara Musaifer (MPP ’11) was recently awarded an Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) Graduate Scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in Comparative and International Development Education (CIDE) at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities.

Previously, Sara was the Head of International Organizations Unit at the Bahrain Institute for Political Development in Manama, Bahrain.


Connect with Sara on LinkedIn.

Thao joins St. Olaf College

Pa Thao (MPP ‘14) is now the institutional research and effectiveness (IR&E) associate for St. Olaf College. She will be providing technical, organizational, and analytical support for institutional research as well as effectiveness activities across the college. She will also be designing, conducting, and reporting on research and analysis that supports institutional decision-making and effectiveness.


Connect with Pa on LinkedIn.

Nix joins Ramsey County

Noel Nix (MURP ‘10) has accepted an appointment to the office of Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter as her principal assistant. He will be advising the commissioner on policy as well as providing constituent service support. He will also be representing the commissioner within the community.

Previously, Noel was the outreach coordinator for the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities where he provided public outreach support to the Metropolitan Transportation Services division of the council.


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Baltazar wins NextGov Bold Award

James Baltazar (MURP ‘12) won a 2015 NextGov Bold Award for a small contractor project that he created and managed with staff from HUD and BusinessUSA. The project created a website for federal grantees to post bid opportunities in one central space online and a module on the BusinessUSA mobile app for Android and iOS devices to notify app users when bid opportunities are available in their area. The NextGov Bold Awards selects winners who have taken strategic risks to boost their agency’s technological prowess.

James is currently a senior management analyst with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Minneapolis.

Connect with James on LinkedIn.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Owens new job at Thomson Reuters

Kimberly Owens (MPP ‘15) is now a training manager for Thomson Reuters. She will be managing global trainings for all employees on travel as well as global trainings for quarterly finance enhancements.

Kimberly has been working for Thomson Reuters since 2001 and has had various positions including customer service representative, senior business analysis, business systems trainer, ERP finance lead, and most recently, as a deployment manager.


Connect with Kimberly on LinkedIn.


Jacobs earns new job at Humphrey School

Stephanie Jacobs (MPP ‘07) is the new deputy director of the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She will be leading all outreach and programmatic efforts.

Previously, Stephanie worked as adjunct faculty for the Humphrey School. She taught a skills workshop for students on effective grant writing in public affairs.

Connect with Stephanie on LinkedIn.

Kelley receives new job with City of St. Louis Park

Ryan Kelley (MURP ‘12) is a now a planner for the City of St. Louis Park. Previously he was an associate planner for two and a half years with the City of St. Louis Park.


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Nadel joins Korn Ferry

Andrea Nadel (MPP ‘13) is now the training and client education coordinator for Korn Ferry. She will be coordinating public certification events as well as measuring the effectiveness of all training offerings. Andrea will also be working with a design team to produce reusable materials and handouts related to global product content.


Connect with Andrea on LinkedIn.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

DeJonge Schulman works with CNAS

Loren DeJonge Schulman (MPP ‘05) has joined the Center for a New American Society (CNAS) as the Leon E. Panetta Senior Fellow and deputy director of studies. She will be responsible for ensuring CNAS continues to produce rigorous and innovative policy while also producing her own work on national defense strategy and reform.

Loren was previously the senior advisor to the national security adviser, Susan Rice.

Connect with Loren on LinkedIn.
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Zellmer works with Aurora Consulting

Lisa Zellmer (MA ‘96) is now a senior consultant for Aurora Consulting, LLC. She will be working to strengthen the leadership and governance of different organizations as well as increasing the impact of performance management, evaluation, and sustainability.

Previously, Lisa was the development director for Stages Theater Company where she was in charge or all aspects of fund development.


Connect with Lisa on LinkedIn.

Racho joins Northwest Area Foundation

Jennifer Racho (MPP ‘12) is now a program officer for Northwest Area Foundation. She was previously the workforce and community engagement manager at CAPI USA, a nonprofit working with immigrants and refugees in the Twin Cities Metro Area.

Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Brosnan joins Grist.org

John Brosnan (MPA '11) has taken over as the new foundation and corporate relations manager for Grist.org, the nation's leading green news site, headquartered in Seattle. John and his husband recently relocated to the West Coast after getting married in Minneapolis in May. John is formerly the director of land protection for the Minnesota Land Trust, where he oversaw land conservation programs across the state.

Wong begins work at Prime Therapeutics

Eric Wong (MPP ‘06) is the new senior marketing analyst for Prime Therapeutics. He will be working with a member of the marketing team to provide analysis for new member campaigns and enhancements.

Eric was previously a business analyst at Ecolab, senior business intelligence analyst at Deluxe Corporation, and an analyst for the consumer insights unit at Best Buy.


Connect with Eric on LinkedIn.

Berry joins U.S. Bank

Katie Berry (MPP ‘12) is the new social media strategy manager for U.S. Bank. She will be providing social media strategy as well as campaign planning and execution for the B2B and B2C business lines and products.

Previously, Katie was an interactive marketing content manager and strategist for CaringBridge.


Connect with Katie on LinkedIn.

Papai begins work with Minnesota Department of Health

Christine Papai (MDP ‘13) is the new lead data manager for the Minnesota Department of Health.  She was previously a board member for Calvary Church, the treasurer board member for the Minnesota International NGO Network, and the community evaluation coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Health.


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Schlesinger joins RBC Wealth Management

Anna Schlesinger (MURP ‘12) is now a client associate at RBC Wealth Management where she interned a few years earlier. Anna also previously worked at the global survey center for Korn/Ferry International as well as CCCS of San Francisco as a quality improvement coordinator.


Connect with Anna on LinkedIn.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Pennucci receives promotion at City of Seattle

Aly Penuccia (MURP '08) is now a policy analyst for the City of Seattle - Council Central Staff. Previously she was a senior planning and development specialist with the City of Seattle and a senior planner at the City of Minneapolis.

Connect with Aly on LinkedIn.

Scott joins The Pew Charitable Trusts

Susan Scott (MA '96) joined The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC as a senior associate in talent acquisition this past June. As part of Pew's Talent Acquisition team, she performs full-cycle (research, sourcing, recruitment, offer, etc.) search for varying research, operations and advocacy positions for Pew's worldwide projects.

Previously, Susan was an executive search consultant at Development Resources, Inc. in Arlington, VA.

Connect with Susan on LinkedIn.

Olson conducting research in Mozambique

Erin Olson (MPH/MURP '15) is conducting public space research in Maputo, Mozambique. her work includes:

Analyzing the uses and meanings of public spaces in Maputo, Mozambique, including in-depth historical and anthropological analysis of two park spaces in the urban center; theory of the cultural consciousness connected to the built environment; the opportunities and challenges around transit and public spaces in Maputo, Mozambique.

Previously, Erin held many graduate teaching and research assistantships during her time at the Humphrey School and the U of M, most recently at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA).

Wolfe Wood launches new firm

Sandy Wolfe Wood (MPA '13), recently launched her new firm. Aptly named Designing Change, her firm focuses on applying design thinking to the social sector, particularly in the areas of environment and energy, electoral reform and voting rights, literacy, and food justice.

Connect with Sandy via email: sandy@designing-change.com

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Echeverria-Estrada receives CONACYT Scholarship

Carlos Echeverria-Estrada (MPP '12) was recently awarded a CONACYT (National Council for Science and Technology in Mexico) scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in Public Policy at Claremont Graduate University in southern California.

Previously, Carlos was a principal research analyst at NORC at the University of Chicago.

Connect with Carlos on LinkedIn.

MPP/MDP alums profiled in Judd Fellowship newsletter


Caroline Krafft (MPP '11) co-edited a book on Egypt’s labor market with Professor Ragui Assaad, "The Egyptian Labor Market in an Era of Revolution," from Oxford University Press. Later this month, she will defend her dissertation on the microeconomics of development in the Middle East and North Africa, and will then join the Economics faculty at St. Catherine University in the fall of 2015.

Judd Fellows AngĂ©lica Getahun (MDP '14), Afia Adaboh (MDP '15), Randika De Mel (MDP '15), and Shruti Saxena (MDP '15) presented research from their Judd Fellowship projects at the 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice last September at Columbia University. Pictured are Randika and Afia.

Tatyana Venegas Swanson (MDP '14) has accepted a position as program associate at non-profit international development organization Counterpart International, working in their Governance and Civil Society department for Latin America in Washington, DC. Tatyana said, “I'm super excited to put my graduate degree and professional experience to work doing something I'm passionate about and still be able to travel and solidify my Spanish skills.”

Originally published in Global Notes on July 15, 2015.

Curiel takes position at YWCA


Arnoldo Curiel (MPA '07) recently joined the YWCA of Minneapolis as the Vice President of Racial Equity and Public Policy. Arnie was formerly a faculty member at the College of Saint Scholastica and will remain an adjunct faculty member. He previously held positions at the University of Minnesota and Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.

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HHH alums co-found Arete Evaluation Collaborative

Arete Evaluation Collaborative aims to provide evaluation, research, and program development for our clients. We have evaluation content strength and experience particularly in intercultural/international education, economic development, community development, and public health. We have experience in evaluation, an intercultural team, abilities in many languages, much international work experience, and many interested evaluation partners.  We are particularly interested in projects in the Twin Cities and international projects, but we are also interested in projects within the US outside of the Midwest.

Three consultants of the Arete Evaluation Collaborative are alumni of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs: Afia Adaboh (MDP '15), Randika De Mel (MDP '15), and Iloila Tan (MPP '15). The fourth member is Jordan McGurran, a current student in the College of Education and Human Development pursuing an MA in Evaluation Studies.

Visit their website.

Previously published in Global Notes on July 13, 2015.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Larson joins City of Minneapolis

Andrea Larson (MPP '15) joined the City of Minneapolis this summer as a business process and data analyst. She will be working on strategic planning and performance management for the city. Previously, Andrea was a teaching assistant at the University of Minnesota, a policy intern at Northside Achievement Zone, and held a number of positions at Target.

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Lam Young receives promotion at MN DHS

Melissa Lam Young (MPP '12) recently received a promotion to lead agency evaluator at the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Previously, she held positions at DHS as the performance management administrator and executive assistant and project manager.

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Small joins Detention Watch Network in DC

Mary Small (MPP '12) joined the Detention Watch Network in Washington, DC this past winter as their policy director. Previously, Mary was with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Jesuit Refugee Services.

Connect with Mary on LinkedIn.

Middag joins Hennepin County

Last October, Lisa Middag (MURP '09) joined Hennepin County as the principal planning analyst and the Midtown Community Works program manager. Community Works' mission is to build and strengthen communities by developing quality, affordable housing and creating healthy-built environments that provide transportation choices and community connections, attract investment and create jobs.

Lisa has held previous positions with Hennepin County and is currently a board member for Springboard for the Arts.

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Hogan joins consulting group

Devin Hogan (MDP '12) recently joined IRL as a partner. He is working on strategic and practical management consulting. As he notes, "I help break down big questions into small, actionable steps that lead to results."

Previously, he was an executive assistant at RKF in Los Angeles and held positions with the American Refugee Committee.

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Lykes Frostman Lands Position at MMB

Carly Lykes Frostman (MPP '15) recently began a position as a management analyst at the Minnesota Management and Budget Office. She will be collaborating with the MMB Results Management Team and across State agencies to facilitate data-driven discussions and improve indicators on the Minnesota Dashboard. Previously, she was a graduate research assistant for the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Connect with Carly on LinkedIn.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Lundquist joins MCF

Leah Lundquist (MPP '12) has joined the Minnesota Council of Foundations where she will serve as lead trainer on MCF initiatives like Grantmaking for the 21st Century, the Policy Connections Institute and other cohort learning programs.

She previously held positions at the Hubert Project and Center for Integrative Leadership at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Northwest Area Foundation and Kellogg Action Lab.

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Asche changing the narrative on Minnesota's small towns

Kelly Asche (MPP '12) was recently quoted extensively in his work as a program coordinator with the Center for Small Towns at the University of Minnesota, Morris in both the Star Tribune and MinnPost.

The MinnPost article begins:

"In his regular travels to small Minnesota towns, where he discusses economic and demographic trends in rural areas and takes the pulse of local leaders, Kelly Asche hears a common lament: Too many young people are moving away. While it’s an understandable and real sentiment, he refuses to join in the despair.

“For some reason, people often think that success means keeping all of their 18 year-olds – that they have to have every single age group in town completely engaged,” said Asche, a program coordinator at the Center for Small Towns, a branch of the University of Minnesota, Morris."

Read more of the MinnPost article.

Read the Star Tribune article.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Zindren becomes Executive Vice President of AIA Minnesota

Mary-Margaret Zindren (MPA '12) is now the executive vice president at AIA Minnesota (American Institute of Architects) .

Previously she was the executive director of the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Foundation.

Koop joins University of Minnesota

Heather Koop (MPA '09) joined the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center at the University of Minnesota as the associate program director in May 2015.

Previously, she was the assistant director and project analyst manager at Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.

Connect with Heather on LinkedIn.

Cassano promoted at Colorado Department of Human Services

Valerie Cassano (MPP '08) was recently promoted at the Colorado Department of Human Services in April of 2015 to performance analyst. Previously, she was a performance improvement specialist at the Colorado Department of Human Services, and a political coordinator in Washington, DC.

Valerie says, "My passion for social justice stems from my extensive background working in low-income neighborhoods, which in turn drives me to contribute to organizations that support community members and volunteer programs."

Connect with Valerie on LinkedIn.

Reshetova working for Internews Ukraine

Olga Reshetova (MPP '12) is now working for Internews Ukraine as a grant manager. She writes:

"During the last year I have been working as a Grant Manager, overseeing all fundraising for Internews Ukraine: http://internews.ua/, one of the largest Ukrainian NGOs working to support empowered, independent and pluralistic media. Our mission is "to support European values in Ukraine through development of successful media. We are working on a quite diverse range of topics, important for the country, including, promotion of European values, improvement of journalism standards and media legislation, protection of media freedom and support to media independence, but, during the time I've been working here, we have been most focusing on resisting detrimental information influences and building people's capacity to recognize and resist Russian propaganda as well as support to internally displaced persons and conflict-affected communities."

Read more and the original post from Global Notes on May 26, 2015.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

D'Rozario co-founds The Indika Alliance

Denise D'Rozario (MPA '13) recently held a launch party for the founding of The Indika Alliance. She is a co-founder and board chair.

The Indika Alliance is a Minneapolis based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to improve the lives of girls and women in domestic work in India. They do this through awareness building, advocacy and fundraising in the United States, and facilitating cross-cultural advocacy among young people in both countries.

Denise grew up in Mumbai, and later lived and worked in Hong Kong and the United States. As a former advertising and marketing professional, Denise handled the accounts of several leading multi-national clients, including Unilever and Procter & Gamble, across international markets, before changing her focus from the corporate to the nonprofit sector.

Read more about Denise and The Indika Alliance.

Greco quoted in Star Tribune

Mike Greco (MURP '10), program manager for the Resilient Communities Project at the University of Minnesota's Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), is quoted in a June 13, 2015 story, "Rosemount reaps results of U students' research," in the Star tribune.

Read the article here.

Connect with Mike on LinkedIn.

Koehler receives Star of the North Fellowship

Julie Koehler (MPP '15) recently received a Star of the North Fellowship through the State of Minnesota. She will begin her fellowship with the Aging and Adult Services Division starting this July.

Connect with Julie on LinkedIn.

Wonosikou appointed Assistant Director of Humphrey School's International Fellows & Scholars Program

The Humphrey School International Fellows & Scholars Program and Global Policy Area is very pleased to announce that Ms. Pepe Wonosikou (MPA '11) began June 8 as the new Assistance Director of the Program.

She will coordinate the Humphrey Fellowship Program and work with other staff to support visiting international fellows and scholars to the Humphrey School.

Read more.