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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Ryan Allison

Law & Courts

Ryan is a first year Ph.D. student at the University of Georgia. Originally from Greenwood, Indiana, Ryan is attending UGA to focus on the American judicial system, elite decision-making models, and quantitative political analysis. Ryan is a Christian, classically trained on...

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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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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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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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Gordon Ballingrud

American Politics

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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Bryan Black

American Politics

Ethan Bolt

American Politics

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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Jason Byers

American Politics

Yoon Kyoung Cho

Public Budgeting and Finance

Lucas Cioffi

Public Management and Organizational Theory

I am presently a MPA student at UGA, a recent graduate from GCSU, graduating with a B.S. and a B.A. degree. I am specializing in Public Management, with specific interests in federal law enforcement management. ...

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Robert Cooper

American Politics

Audrey Coots

I am a part-time MPA student at UGA Gwinnett and a full-time state employee with aspirations of working in health policy and government affairs. ...

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Catherine Cuppett

Comparative Politics

Catherine currently works full time as the Department Manager for the Office for Sponsored Programs in the Office of the Vice President for Research and is seeking a PhD in International Affairs with a concentration in Comparative Politics. ...

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Joshua Darnell

International Relations

Josh is a former U.S. Army officer pursuing a PhD in International Relations and American Politics. He is a native of Watkinsville, GA, and a graduate of the University of the Georgia. ...

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Daniel Dobbins

Local Government Administration

Daniel Dobbins is a Master's candidate in Public Administration at the University of Georgia, focusing in local government administration. He is an avid swing dancer, martial artist, and an advocate for local public participation in government policy....

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William Dory

International Relations

After graduating from Miami University, I am translating life-long interests in Geography, History, and Politics into a career in academia. ...

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