Careers in government can be at the local, state, or federal level and cover a wide range of skillsets and expertise.

A career at the federal level often utilizes the analytical and technical skills acquired in graduate school, such as defining research questions and the methods to answer those questions, data collection, and writing and publishing reports.

Positions at the state and local level may be in policy or research analysis, project management, public health and safety, just to name a few of the various government occupations.

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Adam Creuziger

Materials Research Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison
Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison

Kwadwo Owusu-Ofori

Operations Manager, Milwaukee Public Health Laboratory, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Owner, The Anokye Food Company
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, UW-Madison

Alison Patz

Associate Director of Outreach and Service, Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Program, Department of Defense, Washington D.C.
MIPA in International Public Affairs, UW-Madison

John Considine

Materials Research Engineer, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin
M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, UW–Madison
Ph.D. in Materials Science, UW–Madison

James T. Minor

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
Ph.D. in Educational Administration, UW-Madison

Tina Nielsen

Associate Director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Ph.D. in Geology, UW-Madison

Gordon Shaw

Research Chemist, Mass and Force Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland
Ph.D. in Chemistry, UW-Madison

Krista Willing

Director of Fiscal Management, Medicaid Program for Wisconsin, Department of Health Services, Madison, Wisconsin
MPA in Public Affairs, UW-Madison

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