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Alumni Stories

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Studying the Polarization of Healthcare: Spotlight on Robert Brehm

March 12, 2024
Portfolio alum Robert Brehm's current doctoral research focuses on the polarization of public healthcare issues.
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The Power of Empathy: Spotlight on Blanca N. Garcia

Oct. 30, 2023
Social work alum Blanca N. Garcia shares her experience in clinical social work and the work she does with Grant Halliburton Foundation in Dallas, Texas.
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Providing Opportunity Through Education: Spotlight on Gerald Napoles

Sept. 18, 2023
Read more about Nonprofit Studies portfolio alum Gerald Napoles, who graduated from UT Austin with his PhD in Educational Administration.
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A Focus on Relationships: Spotlight on Kelty Garbee

March 21, 2023
Kelty Garbee, Executive Director of Texas Rural Funders, is an alum of the LBJ School and UT Austin's Higher Education Administration PhD program. Read more about her work to build a healthy, vibrant rural Texas.
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Building Synergies: Spotlight on Daniel Mora-Brito 

Dec. 19, 2022
Latin American Studies alum Daniel Mora-Brito shares how his coursework at UT Austin and the Nonprofit Studies Portfolio prepared him for a career with The Global Fund - and helped him pursue his passion for the arts.
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Making an Impact: Spotlight on Jaclyn Le

Nov. 11, 2022
Jaclyn Le, alum of the LBJ/McCombs dual degree program, shares how she entered the world of consulting while a grad student and the importance of impact-driven work.
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Event Recap: Diversity and Philanthropic Leadership

Oct. 13, 2022
On October 5, 2022, UT faculty and staff, community supporters, and LBJ students and alumni joined for a celebration of Hispanic women alumni entitled Diversity and Philanthropic Leadership in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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At the Forefront of Philanthropy: Spotlight on Micah Sagebiel

Sept. 13, 2022
Portfolio alum Micah Sagebiel (MPAff) now works at The Philanthropy Roundtable, supporting programs and policies to support philanthropy across the country.
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Staying Curious: Spotlight on Noelita Lugo

Aug. 1, 2022
MSSW alum Noelita Lugo shares consulting advice and how to make positive change from within organizations.
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Considering Community: Spotlight on Emily Bhandari

May 13, 2022
Emily Bhandari, MPAff/MSSW alum, shares her experience in the Nonprofit Studies portfolio program and more about her work with the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
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Back in the Classroom: LBJ Alum Walter Moreau Shares Lessons Learned for Nonprofit Leadership Success

Dec. 6, 2021
Moreau had the chance to teach this course to a group of graduate students through the LBJ School. An LBJ alumnus himself, he remembers wanting to soak up practical information as a graduate student that would help prepare him for a career in the nonprofit sector.

A Seat at the Table for Skilled Generalists and Nonprofit Advocates

Dec. 10, 2020
Tim Delaney shares how the LBJ School of Public Affairs influenced his development as an advocate and leader, now for the nonprofit sector as President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits. 

The Full Picture: LBJ Alums Tackle the COVID-19 Crisis From All Sides

Aug. 18, 2020
Wes and Savin Ven Johnson attended the LBJ School of Public Affairs and graduated from the MGPS program in 2012.

Policy, Politics and People: RGK Center Alum Monica Bosquez

Nov. 10, 2017
A self-described idealist, Monica has always been drawn to the ways that politics and policy and people intersect and influence each other, especially in communities and regions facing serious challenges like the impact of immigration or the upheaval wrought by natural disasters.