Loyola University Chicago

Masters of Urban Affairs and Public Policy


2016 Alumni Panel

Fall 2016 Alumni Panel

On September 14, 2016, we welcomed five MPP graduates for an Alumni Panel. We are so fortunate to have these and so many other alumni working in policy in the City of Chicago and around the country. It affords our students a behind-the-scenes look into a myriad of different professions, and helps them connect what they are learning in the classroom to what they will be doing after they graduate.

Panel Members: 

  • Conor Desmond, J.D./M.P.P, litigation associate for Liston and Tsantilis
  • Sebastian Ellefson, co-founder of BallotReady
  • Guy Gilbertson, Budget and Policy Analyst for the Department of Budget and Management at the Chicago Park District
  • Margaret Hansbrough, Energy Engagement Manager for the Chicago Mayor's Office
  • Mary Jo Warskow, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for Elevate Energy


Click here to watch the panel discussion.



Spring 2016 Alumni Panel

On January 26, 2016, we welcomed three distinguished MPP graduates from 2013 for an Alumni Panel. They shared their perspectives in a panel discussion that was informative and entertaining.

Panel Members:

Catherine Turco, Kivvit Strategies
Caitlin McElroy, 46th Ward
Evan Phillips, City of Chicago Office of Budget and Management