Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Alumni

Learn About Our Alumni

Our alumni are an active part of our urban planning community. Alumni and other professionals attend our monthly lunchtime Innovative Cities lectures. They serve as clients on student projects and employ our students as interns or part-time planners. The Urban Planning Alumni Association hosts events, often in coordination with the Milwaukee Student Planning Association.

While all of this activity is possible because of the large corps of MUP alumni who remain in southeast Wisconsin, graduates of the program are employed across the country, as well as abroad. Here is a sampling of positions held by our alumni:

Dan Adams, Neighborhood Plan Coordinator, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors Layton Boulevard West Neighbors is a working-class, largely Latino neighborhood on Milwaukee's near South Side. Dan works with neighborhood residents to identify needs and design new programs to address housing, quality of life, and economic development opportunities in the neighborhood.

Kristy Jackson, Research Associate, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, Institute for Transportation Research and Education, North Carolina State University Kristy works in a professional position at the Institute, conducting research to advance land use planning and state and local programs to improve the opportunities for travel on foot and by bike. Kristy is herself an avid and active advocate for cycling.

Olofu Agbaji, City Planner, Kansas City, Missouri Olofu reviews requests from land owners for modifications to land use regulations governing the use of their land. Olofu explains the concerns that the city needs to protect and helps to find solutions that allow appropriate development to occur.

Nate Day, Transportation Planner, SEH, Inc. Nate works as a planning consultant for SEH, a national transportation consulting firm. Prior to joining SEH, Nate worked for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Ker Vang, Building Manager at RYU Business Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin Ker is working to develop RYU as a business incubator, where small businesses can be supported as they launch and grow. Prior to launching this effort, Ker was a planner with the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission.

April Jackson, PhD student, Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago. April received coordinated masters degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning. Before returning to school for a PhD in planning, April worked as an urban designer for AECOM in Chicago.