Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dear Humphrey School Alumni,

By now many of you in the Twin Cities may know the distressing news concerning a Humphrey alumnus, Mohammed Dukuly (MPP '08).  Dean Bloomberg sent the following message to us internally, and asked that I share it with you as well:

I'm writing to make you aware that the Minneapolis Public Schools staff member who was beaten and critically injured on Wednesday is a Humphrey School alumnus.  Mohammed Dukuly graduated with his MPP in 2008 and is a valued member of our extended School community.

Please join us in keeping Mohammed and his family in your hearts during this very difficult time.

Friday, May 11, 2018

American Foreign Service Association honors Nelson-Salcedo

Selena Rising Nelson-Salcedo (MPP '07) was honored by the American Foreign Service Association on May 4th. Nelson-Salcedo was a Foreign Service officer serving in Bratislava when she passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2017. Her name was inscribed on the association's memorial wall at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Read the remarks here.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wahlberg moves to Fast Horse

Adam Wahlberg (MPA ’16) has joined Fast Horse as a copy chief. He also serves as the founder of Think Piece Publishing, LLC.

Connect with Adam on LinkedIn.        

Monday, April 16, 2018

Brailsford moves to World Affairs Councils of America

Liz Brailsford (MPA ’16) recently joined the World Affairs Councils of America as COO, where she is responsible for all internal office functions and external programs. Most recently, Liz served as a full-time consultant for Panagora, a DC-based implementing partner for USAID. Previously, she led the international department at Relocation Today, where she headed operations, management, business development, and client relations of the department.

Connect with Liz on LinkedIn.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wallace becomes Peace Coffee owner

Lee Wallace (MPP ’05) recently became the owner of Peace Coffee. She additionally serves as CEO of the company.

Connect with Lee on LinkedIn.

Tuesta appointed as Minister of Economy

David Tuesta (MA ’97) was appointed as the Minister of Economy in Peru in April. Tuesta was formerly the corporate director of strategy at CAF in Spain.

Connect with David on LinkedIn.

Greco quoted in Business Officer Magazine

Mike Greco (MURP ’10) was recently quoted in Business Officer Magazine for his expertise in adaptability in communities. Greco is currently the director of the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project.

Read the Business Officer Magazine article here.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Gieseke joins Grant Thornton LLP

Matthew Gieseke (MPP ’16) has joined Grant Thornton LLP as an associate. He was formerly a management analyst with the National Institutes of Health.

Connect with Matthew on LinkedIn.

Mehta featured in Star Tribune, MPR

Neeraj Mehta (MPP ’04) recently published a commentary in the Star Tribune and was interviewed by MPR regarding Minneapolis and integration. Mehta is currently the director of community programs at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.

Connect with Neeraj on LinkedIn.

Grant featured in Star Tribune

Danielle Grant (MPA ’08) and her nonprofit AchieveMPLS were recently featured in Star Tribune’s Inside Track section. Grant and AchieveMPLS publicly thanked several businesses for their support of Minneapolis public schools.

Read the Star Tribune article here.

Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn.

Corrado joins Blue Cross Blue Shield

Allison Corrado (MPP ’13) recently began a senior program officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN Foundation. She was formerly a program officer.

Connect with Allison on LinkedIn.  

Eash joins Gluten Intolerance Group

Laura Eash (MURP '12) has joined the Gluten Intolerance Group as their new Development Coordinator in March. She was formerly the Program Coordinator at the Minnesota Transportation Alliance and Minnesota Public Transit Association.

Connect with Laura on LinkedIn.    

Wazlawik running for House seat

Ami Wazlawik (MPP ’12) is running for the Minnesota House in District 38B. She currently works in out of school time programming at White Bear Lake Schools and as an intern at the Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Connect with Ami on LinkedIn.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

McGuire Brigl joins City of Ramsey

Chloe McGuire Brigl (MURP '17) recently joined the City of Ramsey as a city planner. She was formerly a planner/designer with Northwest Associated Consultants, Inc.

Connect with Chloe on LinkedIn.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mendis comments on Chinese-American relations, policy, and history

Patrick Mendis (MA ’84) recently returned from China, where he published several commentaries and gave lectures. Below are highlights from his work in China. Mendis is currently the commissioner to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO and associate-in-research of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.

Connect with Patrick on LinkedIn.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Anderson joins MCF

Michael Anderson (MPP ’07) has joined the Minnesota Council on Foundations as chief operating officer. He was formerly a senior manager at La Piana Consulting.

Connect with Michael on LinkedIn.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Scheibel publishes in MinnPost

Jim Scheibel (MPA '14) recently published a commentary in the MinnPost's Community Voices regarding older adults and opportunities for involvement within their communities. Scheibel is a former mayor of St. Paul and currently a professor at Hamline University.

Read his MinnPost article here.

Connect with Jim on LinkedIn.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Johnson joins City of Fort Collins

Alyssa Johnson (MPP ’17) recently joined the City of Fort Collins as a graduate management assistant. She was formerly a graduate research assistant with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.
Connect with Alyssa on LinkedIn.

Homans retires from City of St. Paul

Nancy Homans (MPlan ’81) is retiring from her position as former St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman’s policy director. She has served the City of St. Paul for over 35 years.
Read the Pioneer Press article about her retirement here.

Stoscheck promoted at The Improve Group

Claire Stoscheck (MPP ’16) was recently promoted to senior consultant at The Improve Group. She was formerly a research analyst.
Connect with Claire on LinkedIn.