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MPA Student Hopes to Utilize Urban Planning to Reflect the Needs of the People

Last fall, Michelle Skowronek completed a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Community Studies from UConn. While pursuing her bachelor’s Michelle was able to create a strong network of students and faculty. During this time she interned at the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments and Waterbury Development Corporation. The decision to continue her education at UConn […]

MPP Student Hopes to Generate A More Accessible Healthcare System

As an undergraduate history major on the pre-med track, Yasmeen Saeed has always been interested in healthcare and is hopeful about becoming a physician in the future. While in undergrad at Amherst College, Yasmeen was the President of an organization whose mission was to represent athletes of color in the predominantly white institution they attended. […]

MPA Student Hopes to Utilize Finance to Solve Public Sector Problems

While researching careers as an undergraduate student, Laurel Bailey noticed that many of the jobs she wanted to pursue required a Master of Public Administration (MPA) as a future requirement. After studying Economics and Urban and Community Studies as an undergraduate at UConn, Laurel decided to continue her education as a UConn Husky because of […]

MPP Student Believes Effective Policy Can Fix Global Problems

Alex Wang decided to apply to UConn’s Department of Public Policy (DPP) because of the support network at the DPP. He cites opportunities for professional development events, graduate certificate options, funding and the DPP’s Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) Program behind his decision to apply. To Alex, “… the structure of the DPP curriculum provides […]

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 […]