Fast-Track

Public Policy Courses Prepared Fast-Track Student for Internship at Connecticut General Assembly

Shaun Simoneau is an undergraduate senior in the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Fast-Track program. In conjunction with taking public policy courses this semester he is also a legislative intern at the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) working with Representative Anthony Nolan of New London. Shaun’s day usually consists of informing Representative Nolan on events in […]

DPP Fast-Track Turns Challenges Into Service

In 2015 Ethan Couillard was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease.  Since his diagnosis, Ethan has continually fueled his energy toward public service and helping his community. One of his earliest initiatives included a multiyear community project for Waterford Country School, which led to him earning Eagle Scout Rank. Ethan’s journey at UConn began at the Avery […]

DPP Fast-Track Aspires To Be An International Lawyer

Laura Bedoya is a Fast-Track student in the Department of Public Policy (DPP). After completing her Bachelors in Political Science and Latin American Studies this spring, Laura plans to complete her Masters in Public Administration (MPA). She joined the Fast-Track because she is passionate about advocacy and policy. Laura credits the program for gaining stronger […]

Incoming MASR Fast-Track Hopes to Utilize a Media and Communication Campaigns Track to Explore Other Cultures

Incoming Master of Arts in Survey Research (MASR) – Media and Communication Campaigns Fast-Track student Grace Sholtes aspires to be like her Opa. For Grace that means taking risks, stepping outside of her comfort zone, learning about people and cultures, and seeing where life takes her. She sees the Fast-Track as an opportunity to improve […]

MPA Student Hopes to Continue Empowering the Latinx Community with MPA and MA in International Relations

Caesar Valentin is a former Department of Public Policy (DPP) Fast-Track student who is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with the DPP. He is also completing a Master of Arts in International Relations with a focus in Latin American Studies with the Department of Political Science. By pursuing both programs Caesar is […]

MPA Fast-Track Hopes to Pursue a Career in Environmental Policy

UConn senior Sylvie Boucher joined the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Fast-Track program because of an interest in pursuing a career in environmental policy. Currently she is pursuing a bachelor’s in environmental science as well as minors in public policy and urban and community studies. Next fall Sylvie plans to complete a Master of Public […]

Incoming MASR Fast-Track Looks To Study Interpersonal Communication

Nikolletta Panagiotakopoulos is an incoming Department of Public Policy (DPP) Fast-Track student in the Master of Arts in Survey Research (MASR) program. This Spring Nikolletta will be joining the Media and Communication Campaigns Track of the MASR, which launched this fall. Earlier this semester Nikolletta had a conversation with a friend about an interest in […]

DPP Fast-Track Student Hopes to Utilize a MPP and JD to Make the World Better

Hi I’m Danielle! I am an undergraduate Political Science and Psychological Sciences double major. I joined the Department of Public Policy (DPP) Fast-Track program after interning at the Connecticut General Assembly in Spring 2020. While my aim is to attend law school, the internship exposed me to the world of policy research and policy analysis. I […]