Amy Wyeth, MURP ’11

Amy Wyeth currently works as a Summer Research Associate at Foley & Lardner LLP. At Foley & Lardner LLP, Amy is researching U.S. health reform (accountable care organizations specifically) and this work will culminate in a paper she will co-author, to be presented at a health industry conference this fall. She is also a freelance journalist. Her policy interests include health reform, financial regulation, and economic security and equality.

Amy has always enjoyed public policy research, digging through mounds of data to analyze how laws and regulations affect communities. Described by one of her bosses as “an amazingly meticulous and astute researcher,” Amy enrolled in the program to prepare for a career at the intersection of business and government. Amy graduated in May 2011 and was able to leverage both her policy degree and investigative journalism background in obtaining her current job. Amy felt that the best thing about the MURP program was the practical classwork – particularly, requirements that students participate in and/or analyze policy issues actually going on today, sometimes in partnership with the agencies actually dealing with them. She also appreciated the flexibility to design her own course of studies, and the fantastic opportunity afforded to her by Professor Stephanie Pollack, to assist at a high-level transportation conference she was facilitating in Washington, D.C.

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