Monday, November 23, 2015

Herder starts job at MN.IT Services

Sarah Herder (MPP ‘05) recently became the affirmative action officer for MN.IT Services. Sarah was previously the education director for The Advocates for Human Rights for five years.

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Justilien joins FSG

Romilda Justilien (MPP ‘13) is now a consultant for FSG. She was previously a researcher and consultant for BCT Partners. While working at BCT Partners, she coordinated technical assistance for grantees as well as organizing a grantee convening and webinars among fifteen organizations.

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Brunelle starts work as Independent

Amelia Brunelle (MPP ‘12) is a service design and innovation consultant working independently. She consults with small and medium sized companies and organizations to determine new market strategies and design customer-focused services.

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Scheibel receives award

Jim Scheibel (MPA ‘14) is a professor of practice at Hamline University School of Business. Jim was recently awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) for his volunteer service.

Read the Hamline University article here.

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Saint Juste earns promotion

Frantzie Saint Juste (MDP ‘13) was recently promoted to senior project manager associate of the West Africa and Haiti region for Chemonics International. Previously, she was an archivist and a project manager associate at Chemonics.

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Hogan joins American Refugee Committee

Devin Hogan (MDP ‘12) is now the international recruiter for the American Refugee Committee. Previously, Devin was a partner for the IRL after being the executive assistant for RFK.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Ellis joins Catholic Charities

Acooa Ellis (MPP ‘07) is now the director of advocacy for Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. She was previously the government affairs manager at Target Corporation. While working for Target, Acooa monitored the legislative and regulatory activities while also collaborating with internal partners to create company positions. She also drove the regional strategy development to influence policy to advance and protect target.

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Ferber accepts position with Community Development Department

Nancy Ferber (MURP ‘14) has accepted a city planning position with the Community Development Department at the City of Astoria, Oregon. She will be assisting on economic development, historic preservation and urban renewal related projects.
Previously, Nancy was a project manager with the Musicant Group in the Twin Cities where she coordinated public engagement efforts around shared street designs including installing a parklet in south Minneapolis.

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James joins PlaceWorks

Ashley James (MURP ‘13) has joined PlaceWorks in Berkeley, CA as a planner. Ashley moved to the Bay Area after graduating from the Humphrey School, and has been learning the ins and outs of California planning laws.  At PlaceWorks, she consults with municipalities and developers on environmental and comprehensive planning projects, including CEQA-related work.  She is also the pro/con guide chair for the League of Women Voters San Francisco, helping to educate voters on ballot measures and leading workshops on the elections process. 

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