Alumni

2022 Alumni Impact Award Winner: Kelly McElwain, MPP

2022 Alumni Impact Awards: Recognizes School of Public Policy (SPP) alumni (MPA, MPA Fellows, MPP and MASR) at any stage in their career who have made a significant recent contribution to their field. Nominees may work in any sector; public, private, or nonprofit. Examples may include but are not limited to driving a meaningful program outcome, […]

2022 Alumni Impact Award Winner: Yahaira Escribano, MPA

2022 Alumni Impact Awards: Recognizes School of Public Policy (SPP) alumni (MPA, MPA Fellows, MPP and MASR) at any stage in their career who have made a significant recent contribution to their field. Nominees may work in any sector; public, private, or nonprofit. Examples may include but are not limited to driving a meaningful program outcome, […]

2022 Alumni Impact Award Winner: Tara Downes, MPA Fellow

2022 Alumni Impact Awards: Recognizes School of Public Policy (SPP) alumni (MPA, MPA Fellows, MPP and MASR) at any stage in their career who have made a significant recent contribution to their field. Nominees may work in any sector; public, private, or nonprofit. Examples may include but are not limited to driving a meaningful program outcome, […]

2022 Alumni Impact Award: Christopher Barnes, MASR

2022 Alumni Impact Awards: Recognizes School of Public Policy (SPP) alumni (MPA, MPA Fellows, MPP and MASR) at any stage in their career who have made a significant recent contribution to their field. Nominees may work in any sector; public, private, or nonprofit. Examples may include but are not limited to driving a meaningful program […]

Connecticut State Comptroller Natalie Braswell Named SPP’s 2022 Distinguished Alum

The School of Public Policy (SPP) is proud to announce Connecticut State Comptroller Natalie Braswell as the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient. Comptroller Braswell will also serve as the Keynote Speaker at our 2022 Ceremony to Honor Our Graduates. A Triple Husky, Comptroller Braswell completed her Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the Department of […]

DPP Alum Named A HBJ Women In Business Award Honoree

The Hartford Business Journal (HBJ) recently named their 2022 Women in Business Awards honorees. School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Alyssa Goduti was one of this year’s honorees. Alyssa and 24 others were selected due to their stories of career perseverance, dedication, leadership and resourcefulness. Alyssa serves as President & CEO of Ädelbrook Behavioral and […]

GAPPS-ICMA Hosts Networking Nights

Recently GAPPS-ICMA held two virtual Networking Nights with UConn Public Policy alumni on nonprofit and government careers. The panelists answered pre-submitted questions from students, and then broke out into smaller sessions. GAPPS-ICMA Chapter Officials created virtual pamphlets for each event to help students prepare.  Below is a compilation of advice given by alumni on topics of […]

Alumni Council President Named to Connecticut Magazine’s 40 Under 40

Congratulations to Department of Public Policy (DPP) Alumni Council President Larisa Kottke, who was recently named to Connecticut Magazine‘s 40 Under 40! The Class of 2022 includes “shootings stars” from across the state, including Larisa who serves as President and CEO of Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH). As a Public Administration graduate, Larisa embodies leadership and aims to […]

DPP Professor and Alumna Work to Enhance Equity in State Government

On behalf of the Connecticut Governor’s Council on Women and Girls, Professor Mohamad Alkadry and MPA Fellow alumna Tara Downes have been studying the State of CT workforce. They previously studied representation and compensation. That report focused on representation of women and people of color in different State agencies. The report also focused on pay equity. The […]