Friday, September 29, 2017

Nelson begins with Integrity Living Options, Inc.

Rebekah Nelson (MPP ’17) has begun work with Integrity Living Options, Inc. She will be assisting people with disabilities to help them become more independent.
Connect with Rebekah on LinkedIn.

Sakk moves to Wisconsin Public Utility Institute

Lori Sakk (MPP ’03) has moved to the Wisconsin Public Utility Institute in order to serve as director. She was formerly an energy policy advisor for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.
Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

Hanson starts at Residential Science Resources, LLC

Aaron Hanson (MS-STEP ’17) recently began work as a business development coordinator with Residential Science Resources, LLC. He was formerly a graduate research assistant with NeighborWorks Home Partners.
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Hunte begins with McKinsey & Company

Jamie Hunte (MPA ’14) has begun work with McKinsey & Company as a talent research analyst. She formerly worked with Bentz Whaley Flessner as the director of talent management.
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Opot joins Dual Status Youth Initiative

Kelly Sowards Opot (MPP ’08) has joined the Dual Status Youth Initiative as its executive director. She was formerly the acting associate director at CSH, the Source for Housing Solutions.
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Besonen becomes International Law and Policy Fellow

Mark Besonen (MPP ’17) recently became an R. Michael Gadbaw International Law and Policy fellow in General Electric’s Government Affairs & Policy office. His work will focus on international trade, defense, and energy issues.
Connect with Mark on LinkedIn.

Shrestha moves to Center for Victims of Torture

Razeena Shrestha (MPP ’15) has begun work with the Center for Victims of Torture as a program evaluation advisor. She was formerly a research associate with Rainbow Research Inc.
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Johnson promoted at Minnesota Education Equity Partnership

Aara Johnson (MPP ‘11) recently became a program director at the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership. She will lead the emerging multilinguals program area and support the teachers of color program area. She was formally a policy fellow.
Connect with Aara on LinkedIn.

Driscoll influencing law community

Devin Driscoll (MPP ’11) has been elected as editor-in-chief of Minnesota Law Review and joined Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. After graduation he will be serving as a judicial law clerk for Associate Justice David L. Lillehaug of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Blanks Jones presents at European Conference on Citizenship Education

Jasmine Blanks Jones (MPP ’10) presented her ethnographic study, “Civic Efficacy and Strict Disciplinary Practices,” at the European Conference on Citizenship Education in the Netherlands in June. Blanks Jones is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Originally posted on Global Notes.

Welter joins Office of Legislative Auditor

Madeline Welter (MPP ’17) has joined the State of Minnesota’s Office of Legislative Auditor as an evaluator. She was formerly a research assistant with the Minnesota House of Representatives.
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Place featured in Lakefield Standard

Whitney Place (MS-STEP ’13) was featured in the Lakefield Standard for her accomplishments with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Place currently serves as the director of government affairs.
Read the Lakefield Standard article here.
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