Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wu featured on

Brandon Wu (MPP ’12) was recently featured on for his expertise in policy analysis. He provided his input on the Paris Agreement and climate change policy. Wu is currently the senior policy analyst at ActionAid USA.
Connect with Brandon on LinkedIn.

Reshetova heading projects in Ukraine

Olga Reshetova (MPP ’12) is currently working as a program officer for the Ukraine National Initiatives to Enhance Reforms (UNITER), funded by USAID and implemented by Pact, Inc. in Ukraine. The primary goal of the UNITER is to strengthen and assist leading pro-reform Ukrainian civil society organizations to sustain and consolidate democratic gains.
Read more about Olga’s work in Global Notes.
Connect with Olga on LinkedIn.

Chan moves up at C1 Bank

James Chan (MPP ’14) was recently promoted to assistant vice president at C1 Bank in Tampa, Florida. He was formerly a senior personal banker.
Connect with James on LinkedIn.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Milanowski moves to Chicago Public Schools

Lori Milanowski (MPP ’09) recently became a compliance data analyst at Chicago Public Schools. She now supports diverse learners through the efficient management of data, the application of data quality assurance techniques, and the production of data analysis.
Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

Pearson passes away

Mary Alyce Pearson (MA ’80) passed away peacefully on March 21, 2016, in Berkeley, CA, after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for several years. She is survived by her husband, P. David Pearson, her children, Matthew Pearson and Susan Pearson, and three grandchildren.

Harnisch featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Thomas Harnisch (MPP ‘07) was recently featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education for his expertise in college and university policies. He is currently the director of state relations and policy analysis for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Connect with Thomas on LinkedIn.

Wiedemeier Bower now at March of Dimes

Jeanette Wiedemeier Bower (MA ’94) recently became the executive director of the March of Dimes in the greater Twin Cities. March of Dimes is an organization that raises funds for research on birth defects and premature births.
Connect with Jeanette on LinkedIn.

Gutierrez-Crosby moves to InFaith Community Foundation

Consuelo Gutierrez-Crosby (MPP ’02) is now the women’s philanthropy associate with the InFaith Community Foundation in Minneapolis. InFaith is a Lutheran community that helps connect donors to charitable causes.
Connect with Consuelo on LinkedIn.

Ruff becomes CFO of Minneapolis

Mark Ruff (MA ’91) recently became the CFO for the City of Minneapolis. He was formerly the senior municipal advisor and director of Ehlers.
Connect with Mark on LinkedIn.

Cavin moves to Chemonics International

Meredith Cavin (MPP ’15) is now a project management associate at Chemonics International. Chemonics International is a development consulting company that helps governments and businesses promote meaningful change worldwide.
Connect with Meredith on LinkedIn.

Abdi, Cody, and Ellis appointed to Metropolitan Council Equity Advisory Committee

Kadra Abdi (MPP ’11), Claudia Cody (MPA ’05), and Acooa Ellis (MPP ’07) were recently appointed to the newly established Metropolitan Council Equity Advisory Committee. The committee was established to provide guidance on Council decisions related to regional policies on transportation and transit, local planning, housing, and environmental issues.
Read more about the new committee here.
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Kuhn welcomes baby girl

Emily Kuhn (MPP ’02, HHH alumni board member) gave birth to Annika Rose Rajkowski on March 25, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. Congratulations!
Connect with Emily on LinkedIn.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Chalmers headed to NYC Department of Transportation

Nadine Chalmers (MURP ’14) recently accepted a position with the New York Department of Transportation working in the bicycle and pedestrian section as a city planner. She is scheduled to begin this summer.
Connect with Nadine on LinkedIn.

Wheeler moves to River Bend Nature Center

Breanna Wheeler (MPA ’15) is now the executive director of the River Bend Nature Center, located in Faribault, Minnesota. Wheeler said she is “looking forward to help release the potential in all areas here.”
Read the Faribault Daily News article about her here.
Connect with Breanna on LinkedIn.

Douma featured in Minnesota Daily

Frank Douma (MA ’95), director of the Humphrey School’s state and local policy program, was recently mentioned in the Minnesota Daily regarding the car2go car-sharing service in the Twin Cities area. car2go will be changing its locations, and Douma spoke about the practicality of the company.
Connect with Frank on LinkedIn.

Krueger featured in The Economic Times

Keith Krueger (MA ’81) was featured in the The Economic Times for his expertise in education and technology. He spoke about the use of technology in India, and what the U.S. can learn from India’s experiences. Krueger is the CEO of Consortium for School Networking, an organization that works with technology in schools nationwide.
Connect with Keith on LinkedIn.

Humphrey alums featured in Judd Fellowship newsletter

Alejandra De Freitas (MDP '13) recently became a project management associate within the Latin America and Caribbean region at Chemonics International. She was formerly a project officer at the Organization of American States. Chemonics International is an employee-owned company that partners with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change worldwide.
Connect with Alejandra on LinkedIn.
Claire Stoscheck (MPP '15) was the featured speaker at the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture's "What's Up in Sustainable Agriculture" seminar on Feb. 19. She spoke about her Judd Fellowship project, "Navdanya's Food Sovereignty Work in India."
Connect with Claire on LinkedIn.
JB Scherpelz (MDP '12) is the Minnesota International Center's new corporate relations officer. JB brings to MIC professional experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors, and is focused on building bridges between the two.
Connect with JB on LinkedIn.
Jasna Burza (MPP '05) was recently featured on WCCO-TV's "Minnesotans To Meet." During her Judd Fellowship she participated in the 2005 Duke HEI Program on Global Policy and Governance and an internship program in Geneva, and interned with the International Committee of the Red Cross. Jasna has brought that experience back to Minnesota. She said her "goal isn't to change the world, but rather to help people see the changes inside."
Connect with Jasna on LinkedIn.
Caroline Krafft (MPP '10) spoke at the Human Capital Research Collaborative on the "Impact of a Community Development & Poverty Reduction Program on Early Childhood Development in Morocco" on December 15. Caroline is an assistant professor of economics at St. Catherine University. Her research focuses on human development in the Middle East and North Africa. She received both her Ph.D. in applied economics from and her master's degree in public policy from the University of Minnesota.
Connect with Caroline on LinkedIn.