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Alumni Spotlight: Jamie McAllister (Master of Public Affairs)

March 24, 2023
From an internship with a consulting firm to managing disaster recovery efforts at FEMA, this public servant's career journey exemplifies the importance of being flexible and exploring all options, reminding us that the path to our dream job may take unexpected turns. Keep reading to learn more about LBJ alumna Jamie McAllister's (MPAff 2010) career path. 
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The Honorable Jaime Lizárraga named 2023 graduation speaker at UT Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

March 22, 2023
The Honorable Jaime Lizárraga, an LBJ School graduate with more than 3 decades of public service experience, will return to The University of Texas at Austin in May to deliver the graduation address to the class of 2023.
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Willie Nelson Cements His Legacy as an Advocate for Rural America Through New Endowment

March 21, 2023
Willie Nelson’s lifelong advocacy for rural America has found its home through a new endowment at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
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Physical Education Policies in Schools Have Not Curbed Childhood Obesity

March 21, 2023
Laws that require physical education (PE) in elementary schools are not curbing the obesity epidemic, according to a new study from public policy researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Iowa.

Naval War College, The University of Texas, Colorado School of Mines Selected by DoD as One of Six Teams for Social Science Research

March 13, 2023
The clean energy transition will be minerals and metals intensive. Currently, supply chains are overwhelmingly reliant on imports from China. The U.S. Department of Defense has selected the LBJ School's Dr. Joshua Busby to research critical minerals, battery technology, and reducing dependence on hostile suppliers in the clean energy supply chain.
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Alumni Spotlight: Samer Yousif (Master of Global Policy Studies-DC)

March 10, 2023
Samer Yousif (MGPS-DC '18) is the CEO of BLCK VC, a nonprofit that equips Black investors with the access, education and community they need to accelerate their careers in venture capital.
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Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Hamill (Master of Public Affairs)

March 3, 2023
LBJ alumna Sarah Hamill (MPAff '22) studied sex education reform at the LBJ School. Now, she is the founder of Birds N' Bees Box, a business focused on reproductive wellness and access to menstrual and sexual health products and services. She grew her community engagement skills while studying at the LBJ School - skills that she says are invaluable to her business. 
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Working at the Texas Legislature

Feb. 24, 2023
The regular session of the 88th Texas Legislature kicked off on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 and will run through May 29. Sherri Greenberg, a former Texas state representative and the LBJ School’s Dean for State and Local Government, gives us an inside look and shares her tips for a career at the Lege.
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Alumni Spotlight: Stacey Abrams (Master of Public Affairs)

Feb. 24, 2023
Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) is a voting rights champion and the founder of Fair Fight. She served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, serving as minority leader from 2011 to 2017. In 2018, she was the first Black woman in U.S. history to become a major party's gubernatorial nominee and won more votes than any other Democrat in Georgia's history.
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Housing experts identify five ways to address Texas’s housing affordability crisis

Feb. 21, 2023
Driven by inflation, high demand, rising property taxes, and more, housing affordability has become a growing crisis in Texas, according to a brief researchers and policy experts from The University of Texas at Austin prepared for the 88th Texas legislature.