Profile: Katherine Valle
Master of Arts in Higher Education and Public Policy, '13
Field of Study: MA Dual Degrees in Higher Education and Public Policy
Year in Program/Year of Graduation: graduated 2013
Where do you HAIL from? Miami, Florida
Prior degree(s): University of Florida-Criminology
Before coming to U-M: Before Michigan, I served in Peace Corps working to improve computer literacy throughout Dominican Republic.
Why this program? I wanted to specialize in higher education policy and Michigan was the only university that allowed me to do a dual program.
The best part of SOE: The best part was the relationships I built was professors.
After graduation: I moved to Michigan to work for a committee under the U.S. Department of Education and then worked at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). I am now the lead staffer on various higher education issues for the Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Teach me something! It wasn't until my last year that I became involved with intramural sports, and I loved it. I discovered broomall -- it's like ice hockey but you're running instead of skating - and this Miami girl and her team won the championship that semester.