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.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Leatham begins position at Carleton College

Rachel Leatham (MPP '00) recently joined Carleton College in Northfield, MN as their program director for internships and experiential learning.

Previously, Rachel was working at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. as a foreign service officer and financial economist.

Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Miller presents on 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

 Kevin Miller (MA '89) recently presented to Humphrey School students and staff on his work with NASA and the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, sharing the history, engineering challenges, and groundbreaking science, as well as tools that were used for Hubble repairs. 

Kevin is a program business manager at NASA and has been with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center since he graduated from the Humphrey School in 1989.

Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn.

Joselyn Interviewed on Marketplace

Bernadine Joselyn (MPA '01) was recently interviewed on a segment of Marketplace titled, "FCC eyes subsidies for low-income Americans' broadband."

Listen to the interview here.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Coon Rapids stays in-house for its new city manager

Matt Stemwedel (MPP '07) was recently promoted from Coon Rapids' assistant city manager to city manager. The following article appeared in ABC Newspapers on May 29, 2015.

"By consensus, the council May 28 chose Matt Stemwedel, who has been Coon Rapids’ assistant city manager since January 2012, to head city staff.

Separately, the council and a team of department heads spent the afternoon interviewing four finalists for the open position, which was caused by the retirement, announced in January, of Steve Gatlin after serving as city manager for close to three years. He had a 17-year career with the city of Coon Rapids, including 7 1/2 years as public services director and seven years as public works director. His last day was May 29."

Read more.