Department of Public Administration and Policy
I am a first year PhD student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, specializing in Public Budgeting and Finance. My primary research interests focus on matters of state and local: economic development, debt and taxation. I also have broad interests in organizational theory.
I currently serve as the Academic Adviser for our MPA program. While earning my MPA at UGA, I served as a Graduate Research Assistant at The Carl Vinson Institute of Government, supporting economic development and education initiatives. Prior to returning to graduate school, I worked several years as a Financial Analyst for Harris Corporation. During my tenure at Harris, I served in a variety of Financial Planning and Analysis roles: Financial Modeling, Bid and Proposal, Performance Management, Orders-Sales-Profit Forecasting, Acquisition Integration and as a Business Area Analyst. I had the privilege of performing these duties in governmental and commercial settings, for both domestic and international operations.