Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dear Humphrey School Alumni,

By now many of you in the Twin Cities may know the distressing news concerning a Humphrey alumnus, Mohammed Dukuly (MPP '08).  Dean Bloomberg sent the following message to us internally, and asked that I share it with you as well:

I'm writing to make you aware that the Minneapolis Public Schools staff member who was beaten and critically injured on Wednesday is a Humphrey School alumnus.  Mohammed Dukuly graduated with his MPP in 2008 and is a valued member of our extended School community.

Please join us in keeping Mohammed and his family in your hearts during this very difficult time.

Friday, May 11, 2018

American Foreign Service Association honors Nelson-Salcedo

Selena Rising Nelson-Salcedo (MPP '07) was honored by the American Foreign Service Association on May 4th. Nelson-Salcedo was a Foreign Service officer serving in Bratislava when she passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2017. Her name was inscribed on the association's memorial wall at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Read the remarks here.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wahlberg moves to Fast Horse


Adam Wahlberg (MPA ’16) has joined Fast Horse as a copy chief. He also serves as the founder of Think Piece Publishing, LLC.


Connect with Adam on LinkedIn.        




Monday, April 16, 2018

Brailsford moves to World Affairs Councils of America

Liz Brailsford (MPA ’16) recently joined the World Affairs Councils of America as COO, where she is responsible for all internal office functions and external programs. Most recently, Liz served as a full-time consultant for Panagora, a DC-based implementing partner for USAID. Previously, she led the international department at Relocation Today, where she headed operations, management, business development, and client relations of the department.

Connect with Liz on LinkedIn.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wallace becomes Peace Coffee owner


Lee Wallace (MPP ’05) recently became the owner of Peace Coffee. She additionally serves as CEO of the company.



Connect with Lee on LinkedIn.


Tuesta appointed as Minister of Economy


David Tuesta (MA ’97) was appointed as the Minister of Economy in Peru in April. Tuesta was formerly the corporate director of strategy at CAF in Spain.

Connect with David on LinkedIn.


Greco quoted in Business Officer Magazine


Mike Greco (MURP ’10) was recently quoted in Business Officer Magazine for his expertise in adaptability in communities. Greco is currently the director of the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project.

Read the Business Officer Magazine article here.