Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

News March 13, 2017

Former refugee and LBJ School alumna bridges diplomacy with culture

Amara Chhin, a 2016 graduate of the Master of Global Policy Studies program, was born at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees camp. Now she's an intern at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

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LBJ School alumna Amara Chhin at the United Nations
News March 9, 2017

LBJ School Alumna, Mastercard Exec Speaks at SXSW 2017 on Ending Global Hunger

As president of Mastercard’s Center for Inclusive Growth, LBJ School alumna Shamina Singh (MPAff ’97) is one of four panelists set to discuss “Disrupting Global Hunger: Moonshots for Humanity” at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017 Conference and Festivals.

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LBJ School alumna Shamina Singh
News March 9, 2017

LBJ Faculty, Alumni, Students Participate in SXSW 2017

The ten days in March devoted to the annual SXSW Conference and Festivals are an exciting time to be in Austin. Find out how the LBJ School community, from faculty to students and alumni, are engaged at SXSW 2017.

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Media Mention March 5, 2017

Harris County Democrats tap new chair in tight race

LBJ alumna of the Executive Master in Public Leadership program Lillie Schechter was named Harris County's Democratic Party chair. She was sworn in on March 5, 2017. Photo courtesy Lindsay Ellis / Houston Chronicle

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LBJ School alumna Lillie Schechter is sworn in as Harris County's Democratic Party chair.
Feature February 27, 2017

Alumni Highlight: Matthew Randazzo (MPAff '03), CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative

Matthew came to the LBJ School with an interest in education and social policy. He appreciates that while he was able to study education policy, LBJ gave him a breadth of knowledge and tools for his career, especially his ability to learn.

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Alumnus Matthew Randazzo with then-Vice President Joe Biden
News February 9, 2017

Alumni Throwback: LBJ Alumna, Georgia House Minority Leader (D - 89) Stacey Abrams Delivered the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote

LBJ Alumna (MPAff ’98) and House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly (D –89) Stacey Abrams delivered the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote in February 2012 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.

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Stacey Abrams speaks at the 2012 Barbara Jordan National Forum
Media Mention December 22, 2016

Mastercard Inc Names Shamina Singh Global Sustainability Lead

LBJ School of Public Affairs alumna Shamina Singh's new role at Mastercard Inc puts her in charge of overseeing the company's sustainability efforts.

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News August 23, 2016

Celebrating the Class of '77: Turning Dreams Into Achievements

For 45 years, we've been producing thinkers and doers with the passion and imagination to attack today's challenges.

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The Class of 1977
News July 18, 2016

LBJ School graduate shaping Republican Party conversation with platform amendment on same-sex marriage

LBJ School graduate Rachel Hoff, who made history as the first openly gay person to sit on the Republican Platform Committee, presented an amendment to the committee last week that would acknowledge the shifting sentiments towards same-sex marriage within the Republican Party. Hoff, who serves as a

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Rachel Hoff, Image courtesy of CSPAN
News June 8, 2016

Texas State Director for The Nature Conservancy and Award-Winning LBJ Alumna Laura Huffman Delivered the 2016 LBJ School Commencement Address

AUSTIN, Texas, June 2, 2016 - Laura Huffman, Texas State Director for The Nature Conservancy and recipient of the LBJ School alumni association’s 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award, delivered the formal commencement address to the LBJ School of Public Affairs class of 2016 on May 21, 2016 in

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