Friday, October 27, 2017

Taylor begins with Marquette Advisors Real Estate Consultants

Jacqui Taylor (MURP ’12) recently began as an associate with Marquette Advisors Real Estate Consultants. She was formerly an asset analyst with CSM Corporation.
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Tatlow joins Shelter for Life International

Johanna Tatlow (MDP ’17) has joined Shelter for Life International as program officer. She was formerly a TA at the Humphrey School.
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Soto Huayta moves to CONFIEP

Jessica MarĂ­a Soto Huayta (MPP ’06) recently moved to CONFIEP in Peru to work as the manager of economic and international affairs. She was formerly a director within the Peruvian Ministry of Education.
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Consoer begins with People and Pets Together

Mackenzie Consoer (MS-STEP ’12) recently began as a program director with People and Pets Together. She is also a project manager with the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance.
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Cairn joins Collaborative for Educational Services

Richard Cairn (MPA ’05) has joined the Collaborative for Educational Services as the director of the Emerging America, Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program. He was formerly a partner with Cairn & Associates.
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Shardlow moves to Cargill

George Shardlow (MPP ’15) recently moved to Cargill and began as a government relations specialist. He was formerly a legislative coordinator for the Minnesota State Council on Disability.
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Roth promoted at Metro Transit

Katie Roth (MURP ’09) has been promoted at Metro Transit to arterial bus rapid transit manager. She was formerly a BRT/Small Starts project manager.
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Chan named 2017 Up & Comer

James Chan (MPP ’14) was recently named a 2017 Up & Comer by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Chan is currently a client relations manager at Lee Law Group.
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Stephan starts contract position

Tai Stephan (MDP ’16) recently started a position with Orbis International as an independent M&E consultant in Beijing. She was formerly a consultant with Mizoram University.
Connect with Tai on LinkedIn.
Originally posted on Global Notes.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Heinz-Amborn promoted at Institute for Community Alliances

Brittany Heinz-Amborn (MPP ’16) was recently promoted at the Institute for Community Alliances to reporting and compliance manager. She formerly worked as a data analyst.
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Mishra speaks at Asia Urban Governance Leaders Forum 2017

Sandeep Mishra (MPA ’15) recently spoke on the topic of “Integrated Solid Waste Management,” focusing Delhi’s doing and planning for managing its municipal solid waste.
Originally posted on Global Notes.

Absar begins work with APMG

Kassira Absar (MPP ’15) recently began working as a research associate with the American Public Media Group. She was formerly a research fellow with the Humphrey School.
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Matson joins CDC

Chelsea Matson (MPP ’17) recently joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an evaluation fellow. She formerly worked with Rainbow Research Inc. as an evaluation intern.
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Linnell moves to Anoka County

Paul Linnell (MPP ’15) recently became an elections operations administrator with Anoka County. He was previously a program coordinator with the Center for Victims of Torture.
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Koenigs begins work with Minnesota DoH

Clark Koenigs (MPP ’13) recently began working with the Minnesota Department of Health as a research scientist. He was formerly a health program planner and policy analyst with Anoka County.
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Crouch joins City of Minneapolis

Taylor Crouch (MPP ’17) has joined the City of Minneapolis as an intake officer and commission liaison in the Complaint Investigations Division. He was formerly a research assistant at the Humphrey School.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hong promoted at U.S. Department of Labor

Thor Hong (MPP ’15) was recently promoted at the U.S. Department of Labor to international relations analyst in the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking. He was formerly a program analyst.  
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Wiedermeier Bower begins with ATTACh

Jeanette Wiedermeier Bower (MA ’94) recently began working with ATTACh- Teaching the World to Heal as a consultant. She formerly worked as an executive director of the March of Dimes.
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Wang joins Minnesota Department of Human Services

Wenchen Wang (MPP ’17) has joined the Minnesota Department of Human Services as a management analyst. She was formerly a volunteer data analyst with Hennepin County.
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Reshetova promoted at Pact

Olga Reshetova (MPP ’12) recently became a program officer for reforms and advocacy with Pact. She was formerly a program officer for the UNITER project.
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Mehta published in Star Tribune


Neeraj Mehta (MPP ’04) recently published a commentary in the Star Tribune regarding oppression in Minneapolis. Mehta is currently the director of community-based research at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.
Read his commentary here.
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Nesse joins Center for Transportation Studies

Kristina Nesse (MURP ’13) has joined the University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies as the manager of coordinated research. She was formerly a transit oriented development planner and project manager with Metro Transit.
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Shokohzadeh accepts Stimson Center position

Audel Shokohzadeh (MPP ’17) has begun working at the Stimson Center as a communication specialist. He is looking to strengthen the relationship between the Stimson Center and Humphrey.
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Godfrey Passes Away

David Godfrey (MA '96), age 48, of St. Paul MN, died October 11 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice from complications of alcoholism. Preceded in death by his father Dennis Godfrey. Survived by wife Dana Wagner and sons August and Thomas Godfrey. A graduate of Mounds Park Academy and Lawrence University, David did graduate work at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Funeral services will be at 3 PM on Saturday, October 21 at St. Clements Episcopal Church, St. Paul. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for written memories that will be collected at the service and preserved for August and Thomas.

Read the full obituary.

A story about David's life appeared on MinnPost on November 1.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Obituary: McGuire (MURP '12) Passes Away

Chad McGuire (MURP '12) passed away on September 28, 2017. He was 43 years old. Full notice to appear on Sunday, October 8.

The visitation will be on Wednesday, October 11 from 5-8 PM at the Edina Chapel. The funeral will be on Thursday, October 12 beginning at noon at the Basilica of St. Mary.

Chad's cousin described him as follows on his Go Fund Me page last year:

'My cousin and friend, Chad Faulkner McGuire, has ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was diagnosed two years ago, and the disease is progressing quickly. Before that, Chad was a marathon runner in great physical shape. Most of all, he’s a warm-spirited, funny, and generous person, interested in the world and loving many people.  It’s no wonder his youngest niece called him “Uncle God.”'

Additional updates on Chad's services will be posted to Washburn-McReavy's website.