Friday, September 30, 2016

Amelia and Brandon Helm married

Amelia Brunelle (MPP ’12) and Brandon Helm (MPP ’12) were married on August 27, 2016 at Minnetonka Orchards. They met during Humphrey orientation in 2010. Congratulations!
Connect with Amelia on LinkedIn.
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Cowgill contributes research to CURA report

Jonathan Cowgill (MURP ’16) has co-authored a research report regarding St. Paul’s budget data and the distribution of spending throughout the city. He was featured on KSTP as a result of his report.
Watch the KSTP segment here.
Read the report here.
 Connect with Jonathan on LinkedIn.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Nezhad joins TerraLuna Collaborative

Sheila Nezhad (MDP ’12) joined TerraLuna Collaborative in February as a developmental evaluator. TerraLuna is a consulting firm specializing in evaluation, organization and program development, and research.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Munoz becomes director at TRIO

Minerva Munoz (MPP ’09) has become the new director of TRIO Student Support Services at the University of Minnesota, an organization that strives to ensure equal opportunity in education. She was formerly the director of TRIO Upward Bound.

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Acharya promoted at UnitedHealth Group

Paruj Acharya (MPP ’15) has been promoted at UnitedHealth Group to a healthcare IT database consultant. He was formerly a senior healthcare economics analyst.
Connect with Paruj on LinkedIn.

Kuhn featured on NBC 15

Emily Kuhn (MPP ’02) was featured on NBC 15 news (Middleton, WI) for her innovative app that allows busy mothers to stay informed about politics. The 1my Vote app is a free nonpartisan voter app that profiles candidates at a national and state level.
Read the article here.
Connect with Emily on LinkedIn.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Her profiled by Politics in Minnesota

Sia Her (MPP ’07), executive director of the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, was the subject of this profile in Politics in Minnesota. Her was a recipient of the School’s Public Leadership Award in June 2016.
Read the article here.
Connect with Sia on LinkedIn.
Originally posted on Global Notes.

Schuettler joins Northspan Group

Karl Schuettler (MURP ’16) has joined the Northspan Group as director of marketing, research, and analysis. He will be providing economic, business, and community development support services for public and private clients.
Connect with Karl on LinkedIn.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lauder accepts fellowship with Department of Public Safety

Elizabeth Lauder (MPA ’15) will be working for the State of Minnesota in the Department of Public Safety/Driver and Vehicle Services Division as a management analyst. She will be working on a change management program.
Connect with Liz on LinkedIn.

Chan to begin with Stronger U.S.

James Chan (MPP ’14) will be beginning a fellowship with Stronger U.S., a new political organization, in Orlando. He was formerly the assistant vice president at C1 Bank.
Connect with James on LinkedIn.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Jones takes job with MPR

Catharine Jones (MPP ’11) has recently taken a job with Minnesota Public Radio in Rochester as the station’s bureau reporter. She will be focusing on topics such as the Mayo Clinic, health care and technology, and environment issues.
Connect with Catharine on LinkedIn.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Barnea and Leitner named to Mass Transit’s Top 40 Under 40

Avital Barnea (MURP ‘11) and Lyssa Leitner (MURP ’11) have both been named to Mass Transit Magazine’s 2016 Top 40 Under 40 list. Barnea is currently a policy analyst at the United States Department of Transportation, and Leitner is a project manager at Washington County in Minnesota.

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Connect with Lyssa on LinkedIn.

Chikate joins Open Society Foundations

Paidamoyo Chikate (GC-NP 2015) has joined the Open Society Foundations. She will be working as a policy analyst in the area of women’s rights.
Connect with Paidamoyo on LinkedIn.

Holmgren leaving Portico Healthnet

Debra Holmgren (MPA ‘07) will be retiring after serving as president of Portico Healthnet, a non-profit that assists Minnesotans in accessing health care coverage, for 21 years. She will be replaced by Meghan Kimmel.
Connect with Debra on LinkedIn.