Loyola University Chicago

Masters of Urban Affairs and Public Policy


Practitioner Series

The Graduate Program in Urban Affairs and Public Policy invites all Loyola University students, faculty, and staff to its Practitioner Lecture Series for the fall 2017 semester. We have invited distinguished public policy practitioners to speak with students about their organizations and the current issues they face, their own career paths, internship and job prospects, and qualities that they look for when hiring.  Pizza will be provided for these events, which are free to attend and typically meet for about an hour in Room 323 of the Corboy Law Center.

Check out the Fall 2017 Practioner Lectures Series Schedule for more details and to learn about this year's speakers.


A list of past speakers may be found here:

Lecture Series Practitioner: Allison Lowe-Fotos

  Allison Lowe-Fotos, MSW, LCSW is a Policy Manager with the Ounce of Prevention Fund. She works on mental health, special education, early childhood expulsion, child welfare and juvenile justice, and workforce development initiatives and issues at the Ounce. She has previously worked in direct practice in early childhood education programs providing case management, family support work, therapy with children and families, infant/early childhood mental health consultation, and supervising a teen parent home visiting program. She also has international experience working in programs and projects in China, Mexico, and Turkey.

Allison has a B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.S.W. from Loyola University Chicago.