Student Profiles


Samuel Aguilar

Local Government/Government Budgeting and Finance

I am interested in the fields of local government, public policy, and government budgeting. My ideal working environment would be in a city management/financial position or a policy non-profit. ...

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Kimberley Allonce

Donna Arriaga

Higher Education

Donna Arriaga graduated from Georgia Southern University with a dual Bachelor’s of Writing and Linguistics and Political Science. She has a passion for higher educational policy and hopes to one day work for the Department of Education. ...

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Austin Arrowood


My name is Austin Arrowood and I am an MPA student at the University of Georgia. ...

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D. Keith Atkins, Jr.

Organization Theory and Behavior

Originally from South Carolina, I received my Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration degrees from The University of Georgia. After working as a public service assistant for the UGA Small Business Development Center for six years, I am now pursuing a Ph.D. in...

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Doug Atkinson

International Relations

Doug Atkinson is a doctoral student at the University of Georgia. His research interests include international security as well as conflict. ...

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Casey Aultman

Higher Education Administration

By day, I work at the crossroads of government decision-making and higher education administration. In my free time, I try to capture as much inspiration as I can to make sure my job continues to make a difference in an innovative way. ...

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Stephen Bagwell

Comparative Politics

I am PhD student at the University of Georgia. I enjoy teaching, my international political economy research, and basketball. ...

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Kristen Baker

Public Policy

Kristen Baker received her undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Political Science and English literature and is now a first year Masters in Public Administration student with a major in public policy. ...

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Gordon Ballingrud

Judicial Politics, Political Theory

Gordon is a Ph.D. student at the University of Georgia, researching judicial decision-making. He was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, received his Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College, and his Master of Arts from Duke University. ...

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Lu Bao

Local Government and Public Management

After four-year working experience in private sector, I returned to school to pursue a master degree in public administration. I am interested in both public and private management. ...

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Rachel Bitecofer

American Politics, (Minor in Law & Courts)

Rachel Bitecofer is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Georgia specializing in American Politics. ...

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Ethan Bolt

American Politics

James Bridgeforth

James Bridgeforth is currently pursuing his Master’s in Public Administration with specializations in higher education administration and public policy. His interests are primarily concerning the intersection of race and class and their impact on the education system in...

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Benjamin Brunjes

Public Management

Ben is a Ph.D. student interested in public management. He is currently conducting research on representative bureaucracy, collaborative management, and contracting out for services. Over the long-term, he hopes to further the knowledge of the implications of the “hollow...

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Jessie Bruno

Public Policy

Bryan Black

American Politics

Bryan Black is a doctoral student at the University of Georgia specializing in American politics. His research interests includes political institutions, specifically the judiciary, and American political development.” ...

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Brittany Bullock

Bridgette Burton

Nonprofit Administration and Higher Education

Bridgette is a young arts leader with hopes to continue a career in arts administration and seeks to find experiences that will enhance her growth and enable her to spread arts education across the world ...

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Scott Cambers