MPA Alumni Careers

Alumni of our program go on to careers in the nonprofit, private and public sectors. Our alumni also hold positions at the federal, state and local levels of government. Below, we highlight the careers of a few of our alumi as an illustration of the possibilities an MPA from UIC can provide.

Jeanne Chiu

Current Employer and Position: FDA, Chicago Office, Food Safety Inspector
Class of 2010
MPA Concentration: Public Management

Jonathan Becks

Current Employer and Position: The National Association of Women Lawyers, Program Coordinator
Class of 2010
MPA Concentration: Financial Management

Matt Smith

Current Employr and Position: Chicago Public Schools, Budget Operations Manager
Class of 2008
MPA Concentration: Financial Management

Mattie Whipple

Current Employer and Position: Braintree, Human Resources Director
Class of 2010
MPA Concentration: Information and Performance Management

John Heroff

Current Employer and Position: Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Class of 2010
MPA Concentration: Information and Performance Management, Outreach Policy Specialist

Kristina Wallig

Current Employer and Position: General Services Administration, Program Specialist
Class of 2008
MPA Concentration: Local Government Management

Lauren Bowman

Current Employer and Position: University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD student
Class of 2009
MPA Concentration: Public Management

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