Tuesday, May 30, 2017

De Mel evaluates Senegal Rural Roads Project

Randika De Mel (MDP ’15) recently completed his evaluation of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Senegal Rural Roads Project. The Senegal Rural Roads Project aims to improve access to agriculture markets.
Connect with Randika on LinkedIn.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Humphrey students, Pi visit in Shenzhen

Chendong Pi (MPP ’13) recently hosted Humphrey’s PA 5880 class in Shenzhen, China. The Global Cities, High-Density Urban and Regional Development in China class met with a social project NGO incubator agency.
Connect with Chendong on LinkedIn.

Steies joins Students for Education Reform

John Steies (MPP ’14) has joined Students for Education Reform as the Massachusetts program director. He was formerly a legislative assistant with the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Connect with John on LinkedIn.

Lanthier moves to Department of Agriculture

Karen Lanthier (MS-STEP ’14) recently moved to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Minnesota Grown program. She was formerly an assistant program director with Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships at the University of Minnesota Extension.
Connect with Karen on LinkedIn.

Banu promoted at Shire

Luana Banu (MPP ’04) has been promoted at Shire in Switzerland to international strategic projects lead. She was formerly the public affairs lead.
Connect with Luana on LinkedIn.

Langer takes position with GeoPoll

Langer takes position with GeoPoll
Anna Langer (MPP ’09) recently became the director of project management for social and public sectors. She was formerly a project manager with DAI.
Connect with Anna on LinkedIn.

Amara joins Robins Kaplan LLP

Abou Amara (MPP ’12) has joined Robins Kaplan LLP as a summer associate. Robins Kaplan LLC is a Minneapolis-based law firm.
Connect with Abou on LinkedIn.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Singhathip passes away

Mailee Singhathip (MPA ’14) passed away unexpectedly on May 9, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, 17-year-old daughter, and 10-year old son.
Information about services can be found here.
A fundraising page for Mailee’s family has been set up here.

Mastrud promoted at School of Public Health

Heidi Mastrud (MPA ’13) recently became the director of alumni relations at the University of Minnesota School Of Public Health. She was formerly the assistant director of stewardship and annual giving.
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Hodge featured in Legacy Magazine

Aaliyah Hodge (MPP ’16) was featured in the University of Minnesota’s Legacy magazine for her work with charter schools. Hodge is currently working with sixth graders at Best Academy in Minneapolis.
Connect with Aaliyah on LinkedIn.

Corcoran featured in Star Tribune

Aaron Corcoran (MPP ’13) was featured in the Star Tribune for his participation in a Minnesota Chamber-sponsored job match program. Corcoran is currently a workforce development and career pathways analyst at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.
Connect with Aaron on LinkedIn.

Erdenemandakh, Priestley, and Greco featured in Star Tribune


Jargalmaa Erdenemandakh (MPP ’17), Kevin Priestley (MURP ’17), and Mike Greco (MURP ’10) were featured in the Star Tribune for their work in Brooklyn Park with the Resilient Communities Project. The Resilient Communities Project connects students with a chosen community and allows them to develop projects to help city leaders.
Read the Star Tribune article here.
Connect with Jargalmaa on LinkedIn.
Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn.
Connect with Mike on LinkedIn.

Hawkins moves to U of M Extension

Jennifer Hawkins (MPP ’03) has begun work as an assistant extension professor at the University of Minnesota Extension in Rochester. She formerly was the director of global business practicum, strategic initiatives and engagement at the Carlson School of Management.
Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn.

Mac Arthur joins Innova LLC

Andrea Mac Arthur (MPP ’12) recently joined Innova LLC as their principal. Mac Arthur was formerly a product manager at Greater Twin Cities United Way.
Connect with Andrea on LinkedIn.

Orgera begins work with Kaiser Family Foundation

Kendal Orgera (MPP ’16) has begun work with the Kaiser Family Foundation as Medicare Policy Analyst. She formerly worked at the University of Minnesota School Of Public Health as a graduate research assistant.
Connect with Kendal on LinkedIn.

Bailey joins Metropolitan Council

Cameran Bailey (MURP ’16) has joined the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities as the SolSmart Solar Advisor. He was formerly the logistics and supervision coordinator at Soltec Renewable Energies.
Connect with Cameran on LinkedIn.


Krafft researches marriage and jobs in Egypt

Caroline Krafft (MPP ’11) and Humphrey professor Ragui Assaad have been researching the correlation between employment and marriage in Egypt. Krafft is currently an assistant professor of economics at St. Catherine’s University.
Connect with Caroline on LinkedIn.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Intermill begins work as budget director

Micah Intermill (MPP ’12) has begun work as the city of Minneapolis’ budget director. He was formerly the chief financial officer for the state of Minnesota.
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Shoemaker featured on ACSP website

Jimmy Shoemaker (MURP ’14) was featured on the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). He is currently a planner with Alta Planning and Design.
Read about him here.

Connect with Jimmy on LinkedIn.

Patterson featured in CNN Opinion

Kylie Patterson (MPP ’13) had her article regarding millennial’s retirement savings feature in CNN’s opinion section. She is currently the senior program manager for the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative at CFED.
Read her piece here.


Connect with Kylie on LinkedIn.


Grieve and HHH professor research violence against women in Colombia

Margaret Grieve (MPA ’16) and Professor Greta Friedemann-S├ínchez (MA '99) are conducting research on violence against women in Colombia and the impact of family commissioners. They plan to publish the public policy report in the fall.

Reis and Lindstrom have baby boy

Diogo Reis (MPP ’10) and Ann Lindstrom (MPP ’09) gave birth to a baby boy, Luca Lindstrom Reis, on February 2, 2017. Congratulations!

Nix elected to planning council

Noel Nix (MURP ’10) was elected to the District 6 Planning Council in early April.    He is currently an aide to Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter.
Connect with Noel on LinkedIn.

Friesz joins The Mosaic Company

Katherine Friesz (MPP ’08) has joined The Mosaic Company as their corporate social responsibility manager. She was formerly a senior program officer with the Carlson Family Foundation.
Connect with Katherine on LinkedIn.