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News and Articles

Nia Trammell ’95, JD’98

A Career in Public Service

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After starting in private practice, Nia Trammell has spent more than a decade in government service — as a judge, as a volunteer, and as a cabinet deputy secretary, and maybe one day as an elected official.

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Graduation tassel and diploma cover photo by Jeff Miller

Top Five Reasons to Join Badger Bridge

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This professional network is an exclusive place where UW-Madison alumni and students can come together to offer support in achieving career goals and exploring professional opportunities.

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Meals with Mentors

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At Dinners On Wisconsin!, alumni reveal their winding career paths. Travel along with three Badger grads who highlight their unique life experiences, encourage students to follow their passions and reflect on what the UW brought to the table to influence their career choices.

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Wisconsin Rewind 2013

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In October 2013, Forward under 40 honoree Ben Relles '97, head of programming strategy at YouTube, shared with alumni, students and the community the surprising keys to finding a career you love, and how he leveraged his UW-Madison degree, the right mentors and his own experiences to discover how to put his passions to work.

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Badgering Richard Meyst ’71, MS’72

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Richard Meyst ’71, MS’72 was an engineer long before receiving his diplomas from UW-Madison. A winning high school science fair project (measuring the effects of G-force on hamsters) earned him a tour of UW physics and engineering labs back in the 1960s.

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Badgering Scott Jenkins ’86

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An avid outdoorsman, Scott Jenkins ’86 has always had an affinity for the environment and for sports. (He was a member of the UW’s 1982 NCAA Champion cross-country team.) Today he combines those passions. Jenkins is the vice president of ballpark operations for the Seattle Mariners and board chair of the Green Sports Alliance, which helps sports teams, venues, and leagues improve their environmental performance.

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Badgering Mallory Mason ’08

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Growing up in Madison, far from Hollywood's spotlight, Mallory Mason was always a fan of show business, but never dreamed of a job in television. Then she came to the UW and studied Radio, TV and Film, and her career possibilities took a star turn.

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Photo by Ruma Nigam; Illustration by Colleen O'Hara

Net Gains

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Link by link, California’s Badger Entrepreneurship Forum forges connections between alumni to foster the creation of new companies with an old-school tie.

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