Beth Swanson

Alumni Spotlight: Beth Swanson, MPP’02

Beth Swanson builds metrics that enhance the effectiveness educational programs for children in Chicago.

The Innovative Urbanist

Breaking Through in 2017: Harris Alumni Driving Policy Impact Around the World

As part of our Breaking Through series, Harris looks back on how our alumni are making a positive difference in their communities, year after year. 
Rekha Ramesh, MPP'99

Alumni Q&A: Rekha Ramesh, MPP’99

In her experience working in global health policy, Rekha Ramesh has observed more similarities than differences in countries around the world, indicating that international collaboration could be the model for solving future global health issues.
Jason Helgerson, MPP'95

Alumni Q&A: Jason Helgerson, MPP'95

Learn why Jason is convinced that the new Harris-LSE Double Executive Master's in Health Policy fills a gap in health policy education worldwide.
Rebecca Planchard, MPP'17

Alumni Q&A: Rebecca Planchard, MPP '17

Learn how Harris prepared Planchard for her job in the Chicago Mayor's Office where she focuses on early childhood policy.
Michael Shaver, MPP '96

Alumni Profile: Michael Shaver, MPP '96

Clarity can come from getting in over one’s head. Such was the case when Michael Shaver, MPP ’96, was a guest on talk radio debating the role of religion in public education.
Harris Profiles

Q&A: Ashton Lee and Maryiam Saifuddin (AB’14)

Learn more about this year's Harris Alumni Fellowship recipients, Ashton Lee and Maryiam Saifuddin, who express the hallmark ambition of all Harris students to make a positive impact on the world by learning to use evidence to develop sound policies.
Kandie Alter, MPP '06

Alumni Q&A: Kandie Alter, MPP ’06

After accomplishing the goals she set for herself in technology sales, Kandie Alter considered charting a new path – one that would allow her to be a voice for the voiceless.