MPA Summer Institute Explores Innovation in the Public Sector

MPA summer insitute

Every year, Evergreen's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program invites stakeholders and alumni to a Summer Institute to share their thoughts on what the public sector currently needs from our graduates. This year, the general discussion revolved around the question, “What new innovations will drive public service in the future?” The institute occurred August 2, 2019. 

Current MPA student becomes Evergreen's new Director for Government Relations

Jeremy Mohn new Director for Government Relations

Jeremy Mohn, current MPA student, starts this week as Evergreen's New Director of Government Relations. Jeremy has experience in the state legislature, recently working as the executive assistant to Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson.

Evergreen Alumna Hired to Lead Communications Strategy at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

MPA alumna Linda Isakson

Linda Isakson recently joined the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s communications team. Isakson—a 2017 graduate of Evergreen’s Master of Public Administration graduate program—will serve as a communications partner and strategist for PNNL, particularly focused on amplifying the Lab’s achievements in biology and in the environmental and molecular sciences.

MPA student accepts teaching position at Inner Mongolia University

Inner Mongolia

Congratulations to MPA student Jason Zimmerman! 

Jason answered a posting on our MPA Program’s LinkedIn jobs page, applied, and was selected by St. Martin’s University to teach English at the Inner Mongolia University in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. Jason is developing a three-week curriculum focused on conversational English for approximately 100 business students. Larry Seaquist (adjunct faculty in MPA and former WA State Representative) will join Jason for the last week. 

MPA alumna published in Willamette Journal for International Law and Dispute Resolution

Alicia DeLuc

In May 2018, Alicia LeDuc (MPA 2011) published the article "Strategic Alliances as an Impact Litigation Model: Lessons From the Sepur Zarco Human Rights Case in Guatemala" in the Willamette Journal for International Law and Dispute Resolution. The 2016 Sepur Zarco case marked the first time a national court prosecuted sexual violence as a crime against humanity. Two military officials were convicted and sentenced to over 300 years for violence perpetrated against indigenous women during the country's internal armed conflict in the 1980's.

MPA students assist the Washington Service Corps

An example of MPA students at work! 

Good news for the MPA program.  The Marketing for the Public Service intensive that I taught last March yield great results with one of the teams’ project ideas being implemented. The ESD that manages the Washington Service Corps/AmeriCorps program had this to share:

2018 Graduate Sustainability Fellowships Announced

After interviewing several highly qualified candidates and a difficult deliberation, the hiring committee chose three 2018 Graduate Sustainability Fellows. Our fellows this year will be: