Tuesday, February 28, 2017

MDP alumni meet in Senegal


Randi De Mel (MDP ’15) and Gilles Ouedraogo (MDP ’13) were able to meet in Senegal thanks to coordination by Dr. Sherry Gray and Violeta Hernandez. Ouedraogo is currently working with the United Nations Development Programme.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Ochs moves to Venn Foundation

Jeff Ochs (MPP ’14) is now the founding CEO at the Venn Foundation. The Venn Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports foundations and philanthropists as they unleash the full power of program-related investments to advance their missions.

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Bonilla joins Congressional Joint Economic Committee

Gerardo Bonilla (MPP ’15) has joined the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee as a senior policy analyst. He was formerly an assistant at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Cole Brown hired at Southern Illinois University

Terra Cole Brown (MURP ’09) has joined Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville as the graduate program coordinator. She was formerly the executive director of the Heritage Park Neighborhood Association.

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Nadel-Tikh joins University of Minnesota Foundation

Andrea Nadel-Tikh (MPP ’13) has joined the University of Minnesota Foundation as the charitable grants administrator. She was formerly the training & client education coordinator at the Korn Ferry Hay Group.

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Pauls becomes president of COFHED

Dawn Pauls (MPA ’01) has become the president of the board of directors for Communities Organizing for Haitian Engagement and Development (COFHED). COFHED partners with communities to conduct training in leadership and citizenship and serve as a catalyst for change in people’s lives in southern Haiti.

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Helm promoted at Granicus

Amelia Helm (MPP ’12) was promoted at Granicus from marketing strategist to product marketing strategist. Granicus provides cloud-based solutions for communications, meeting and agenda management, and digital services for government agencies.

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Chelseth promoted, awarded at BRMi

Adam Chelseth (MPP ’14) has been promoted at BRMi from consultant to senior consultant. Additionally, he was awarded the firm’s Corporate Culture Award for making the most significant contribution to the firm’s character and performance through internal operations.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Reed begins research work at Macalester

Catherine Reed (MPP ’13) has begun working at Macalester College as a research associate. She was formerly the senior evaluation specialist in the Office of the Legislative Auditor.

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