Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Jacobs and Ong move up at PNLC

Stephanie Jacobs (MPP ‘07) and Sook Jin Ong (MPP ’14) both have moved up at the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center (PNLC). Jacobs will now serve as PNLC director, while Ong will serve as director of a new project.
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Mac Arthur promoted at United Way

Andrea Mac Arthur (MPP ’12) was recently promoted to product marketing manager at the Greater Twin Cities United Way. She was formerly an account executive.
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Heggeness moves to U.S. Census Bureau

Misty Heggeness (MPP ’02) is now the chief of the longitudinal research, evaluation, and outreach branch at the U.S. Census Bureau. She was formerly a labor economist with the National Institutes of Health.
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Walters moves to Gallup

Paul Walters (MPP ’10) recently became a learning and development consultant at Gallup. Gallup works to delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems.
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Olson moves up at Real-Time Talent

Erin Olson (MURP ’15) has moved up at Real-Time Talent to become a research strategist. Real-Time Talent works to connect employers and employee data.
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Bitton becomes overseas advisor

Naor Bitton (MPP ’15) recently became the advisor to the mayor of Ashdod in Israel. He was formerly the general assembly coordinator for the permanent mission of Israel to the United Nations.
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Saint Juste promoted at Chemonics International

Frantzie Saint Juste (MDP ’13) has been promoted at Chemonics International to project manager. She was formerly a senior project management associate.
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Roth featured in the Minnesota Daily

Katie Roth (MURP ’09) was featured in the Minnesota Daily in regard to the A Line bus route being built in Minneapolis. Roth is the Metro Transit project manager in charge of the new arterial bus route.
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Nicodemus speaks at Arts Celebration Day

Anne Gadwa Nicodemus (MURP ’09) was the featured speaker at the 8th Annual Dallas Arts Celebration Day. She is currently the principal of Metris Arts Consulting.
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Slotterback writes article for MinnPost

Brendon Slotterback (MURP ’08) recently wrote an article for MinnPost regarding clean energy growth. Slotterback is currently the Midwest climate and energy program officer at the McKnight Foundation.
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Friday, May 6, 2016

Monroy-Taborda joins the University of Chicago

Sebastian Monroy-Taborda (MPP ’08) has joined NORC at the University of Chicago as a senior research analyst. NORC provides comprehensive and integrated services that span the research cycle, and offers solutions that anticipate and address critical needs in research and data science.
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Skrebes working with Land Stewardship Project

Robyn Skrebes (MPP ’08) is now a major donor fundraiser with the Land Stewardship Project, a nonprofit organization that works to promote sustainable agriculture and develop healthy communities.
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DuFresne moves to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Matthew DuFresne (MPP ’07) has joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as the regional labor advisor. He was formerly the senior investigative advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Edwards joins Joint Aid Management

Juliet Edwards (MPP ’10) has recently joined Joint Aid Management (JAM) as the country manager of Mozambique. JAM works to help end hunger in African countries.
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Borah moves to University of Minnesota Foundation

Jason Borah (MURP ’10) has recently accepted a position with the University of Minnesota Foundation. He was formerly with the Minnesota Population Center.
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Blevins launches philanthropy consulting firm

Kerrie Blevins (MPA ’11) launched Kerrie Blevins Consulting, which provides professional services, consultation and staffing to private and family foundations. She was formerly the foundation director with the Butler Family Foundation.
Learn more about her business here.
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Sullivan testifies in support of teacher diversity

Molly Sullivan (MPP ’12) testified on Senate File 2516 at the Capitol alongside other MPS colleagues in support of a bill which would increase teacher diversity. This “Grow Your Own” bill was sponsored by Sen. Jeff Hayden. Molly works as the Administrator of Grow Your Own programs at Minneapolis Public Schools.

Read more about her work here.
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Krizic joins Hardwick Day

Xiaoyun Shen Krizic (MPP ’15) has joined Hardwick Day, a higher education consulting firm, as an analyst. She previously worked as a research specialist for the Humphrey School Stassen Chair of Global Policy.

Abbas headed to Cornell

Ali Abbas (MPP ’14) has recently been accepted into the PhD program in Applied Economics at Cornell University. He currently has been working at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan.