Alumni Information Hub

Department of Public Policy alumni are 1,000+ strong. They are leaders of public, nonprofit, and corporate organizations in Connecticut, the U.S., and around the world.

Alumni Spotlights

Public Administration

Meet Anna Alzapiedi

MPA, 1988

Alzapiedi Anne

Senior Human Resource Leader, GE Capital Operations and Information Technology

Meet Kory Mills

MPA, 2017

Kory Mills

Management and Budget Analyst, City of Hartford

Public Policy

Meet Michael Izadi

MPP, 2017

Michael Izadi

Budget Analyst, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management

Meet Su-Teng Kuan

MPP, 2017

Kuan Su-Teng

Associate Compliance Analyst, Global Independence, Deloitte Touche Tomatsu Limited (DTTL)

Survey Research

Meet Kenneth Pick

M.A. Survey Research, 2009

Kenneth Pick

Survey Methodologist, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Meet Vanessa M.

M.A. Survey Research, 2013

Vanessa Maturo

Program Manager, Google

DPP Alumni Council

The goal is to help current and future DPP students see the wide variety of careers that our graduates embark on, and to help DPP alumni connect with their former classmates.

Learn more about the DPP Alumni Council.

Alumni Mentoring Network

The Department of Public Policy (DPP) is pleased to invite you to participate in the DPP Alumni-Student Mentoring Network. The program was developed in response to alumni and student feedback in favor of more engagement and professional opportunities. With a national network of over 1,000 alumni, MPA, MPP and MSR alumni represent a wealth of professional experience across the public, nonprofit and private sectors. Our current students will be lucky to have you as a mentor.

Learn more about the Alumni Mentoring Network >>

Career Opportunities

We receive constant appeals for our students and graduates to apply for jobs both locally and nationally. Please email to share career opportunities with the Department of Public Policy (DPP) and we will share them a couple different ways:

DPP Careers Listserv:

A listserv has been created for sharing job opportunities with anyone who is interested in joining:  To join, please follow the steps below:

  1. Create a new e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UCONN.EDU
  2. Leave the subject blank
  3. Enter in the body of the e-mail this command, filled in with the respective information:
    1. To subscribe: SUB DPP_CAREERS-L Firstname Lastname
    2. To unsubscribe from a list: UNSUB DPP_CAREERS-L
    3. To turn on the Digest feature: SET DPP_CAREERS-L DIGEST
    4. To turn off the Digest feature: SET DPP_CAREERS-L MAIL

DPP LinkedIn:

For students and alumni, we will post job opportunities on the DPP’s LinkedIn site. Please request to join our private group: “University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy.”

Alumni Blog

Check here on the 15th of each month to hear about the professional experiences and adventures of DPP alumni!

Do you wonder about the value of your alumni engagement with the Department of Public Policy? Read about Daniel Ray's recent experience. He is a 2016 UConn Master of Public Health and Master of Publicnotepad image Administration graduate. Congratulations, Daniel!

"As an upcoming MPH/MPA graduate, I was looking for possible contacts in hospital administration that might be able to help me get my foot in the door at a hospital here in Connecticut. I came across Amanda Miller on LinkedIn and noticed she was an MPA grad from UConn and completed a fellowship with UConn Health's John Dempsey Hospital. I drafted a LinkedIn message that night and I planned on sending it the next day.

Unbeknownst to me, Amanda was on the panel of a DPP sponsored seminar I was attending the next evening. I was shocked to see her there after just reading her profile online the previous evening. When the seminar ended I approached her and introduced myself. We talked about my career goals and she eventually convinced her bosses to hire me as an intern last summer, which then turned into a year‐long IPP internship through the DPP.

I was recently hired as an Administrative Fellow with UConn Health's John Dempsey Hospital for the next two years! I will be rotating through the administrative and leadership departments at John Dempsey Hospital getting exposure to the entire management team in each department.

I owe it all to Amanda for making my first internship with the hospital happen!"

If you are interested in writing a blog post about your professional journey, please email Candace Fitzpatrick, Alumni Relations and Development. We'd love to hear how your graduate degree influenced you professional path, as well as any other work‐related stories or advice you care to share.

Pi Pi Alpha Honors Society

Pi Pi Alpha is the honor society for graduate professional students in public administration and public policy.

The purpose of Pi Pi Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding achievement and to support graduate public service education. To be honored with membership, students are required to complete at least half of their coursework while achieving a grade point average of 3.7 or above.

Learn more about Pi Pi Alpha >>