Friday, March 31, 2017

Bayu joins Chemonics

Mekdelawit Astatke Bayu (MDP ’16) has joined Chemonics as a country programs associate. She was formerly a communications consultant with OneVillage Partners.
Connect with Mekdelawit on LinkedIn.

Delisi serving as director of nonprofit

Scott DeLisi (MA ’80) is currently serving as the executive director of the Soarway Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on disaster risk reduction and preparedness in Nepal. He formerly was a diplomat for the U.S. Department of State.
Connect with Scott on LinkedIn.

Kuhn creates voting app, featured in IB

Emily Kuhn (MPP ’02) has created an app that provides voters with nonpartisan information about federal and local elections and was recently featured in In Business. Kuhn currently creates apps as a project manager for the federal government.
Read about her app in In Business.
Connect with Emily on LinkedIn.

Dorsher moves to Turkey

Patricia Dorsher (MPP ’14) has moved to Turkey to continue her work with Global Communities. She serves as a communications and reporting officer.
Connect with Patricia on LinkedIn.

Holmes accepts job with Zan Associates

Tom Holmes (MURP ’16) has accepted a job with Zan Associates. He will be working on communications surrounding the Northern Lights Express.
Connect with Tom on LinkedIn.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Waterston to publish book

Colleen Waterston (MDP ’13) conducted interviews all over the world and wrote a book that is due to be released in June. Waterston currently is a consultant with the Strategic Applications International.
Read more about her book here.
Connect with Colleen on LinkedIn.

Schulman hosts biweekly podcast

Loren DeJonge Schulman (MPP ’05) has begun hosting a biweekly podcast, Bombshell, about national security and defense issues. Schulman currently works for the Center for a New American Security.
Connect with Loren on LinkedIn.

Levingston joins city of Sandy Springs

Vanessa Levingston (MPA ’09) recently joined the city of Sandy Springs, Georgia as a construction specialist. She formerly was a program specialist at Perimeter Construction Outreach.
Connect with Vanessa on LinkedIn.

Cavin begins work with U.S. Department of State

Meredith Cavin (MPP ’15) has begun work with the U.S. Department of State as the media and civil society outreach coordinator in Tanzania. She formerly worked at Chemonics International.
Connect with Meredith on LinkedIn.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Bai becomes new director at Carlson School

Mandy Xue Bai (MPP ’07) has become the director of the new global doctorate of business administration (DBA) program at the Carlson Global Institute. She was formerly the associate director of the UMN China Center.

Connect with Mandy on LinkedIn.

Faitek announces candidacy for Minneapolis city council

Adam Faitek (MPP ’10) recently announced that he is running for Minneapolis city council in ward 13. He is currently the major gifts officer at Second Harvest Homeland.


Connect with Adam on LinkedIn.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Barroso researches small business retention

Felipe Barroso (MDP ’16) was recently part of a team of researchers that investigated retirement and small businesses. Barroso is currently a research associate at CFED.

Connect with Felipe on LinkedIn.

Originally posted on Global Notes.

Douma quoted in Star Tribune

Frank Douma (MA ’95) was quoted in the Star Tribune in an article about car-sharing in the Twin Cities. Douma is currently the state and local policy program director and MURP degree planning coordinator at the Humphrey School.

Read the Star Tribune article here.

Connect with Frank on LinkedIn.

Blewett writes for Star Tribune, quoted in MPR

Lynn Blewett (MA ’86) recently wrote a commentary in the Star Tribune about Minnesota’s health insurance market. Additionally, she was featured in an MPR article about the Affordable Care Act.

Read the Star Tribune article here.

Read the MPR article here.

Connect with Lynn on LinkedIn.