2nd Quarter 2018 New Faces at the Forum

By Therese Schneider

We’re excited to introduce our newest team members: research director, researcher, research analyst, and two summer interns. Welcome to the Forum!

Jason Stein is the Forum’s research director and focuses on state and local government out of our Madison office. Before joining the Forum, he worked as a Capitol reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and for the Wisconsin State Journal. Jason previously served as the board president of both the Wisconsin Capitol Correspondents Association and of The Daily Cardinal, the University of Wisconsin-Madison student newspaper. He has a master’s degree in journalism from UW-Madison and a bachelor’s in classical languages from the University of Kansas.

Stephanie Murray is a researcher and a familiar face at the Forum’s Madison office. She worked as a research analyst at the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance for three years before returning to graduate school where she recently received her master’s degree at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison.

Kevin Dospoy started as a research analyst in our Madison office in January 2018. His research focuses on transportation as well as the fiscal health of municipalities throughout Wisconsin. Before joining the Forum, Kevin interned with the Village of Waunakee, City of Middleton, and Senator Ron Johnson’s Office. He recently received his master’s degree at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison.

LaLinda Xiong is our graduate intern and has been working with the Forum since fall 2017. She has a BA in Economics and minors in actuarial science and math from UW-Milwaukee. She’ll embark on her graduate studies this fall at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Martin DeLuca is our summer undergraduate intern. He was previously an intern at the Wisconsin State Assembly and is currently pursuing a BA in Economics at Brandeis University.