Earlier this year, the University of Georgia announced the 2023 40 Under 40 honorees. The winners include 9 graduates with SPIA degrees. 40 Under 40 celebrates young alumni leading the pack in their industries and communities. Learn more about our Honoree Dr.  Jason Brown, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University.

What was your favorite SPIA class or favorite SPIA professor?
Loch Johnson

What was your favorite study spot as a student?
Moore College

What obscure thing are you talented at?
Throwing a crawfish boil

What is one weird fact or tidbit that you still remember from school?
The difference between a green water navy and a blue water navy

What one superpower would you give to everyone in the world? How would the world change?
The ability to empathize and compromise…Q.E.D.

Where’s the next place on your travel bucket list and why?
Sicily, it’s where the majority of my gene pool is from

If you could have dinner with one famous person, living or dead, who would it be? Why?
Marcus Aurelius

What is one piece of advice you have for current SPIA students?
You may feel like you are remote from what you study–policy, politics, international relations. Guess what? You’re not just watching from the sidelines. You’re in the game, whether you realize (or like it) or not. So get off the bench and start acting like the starter you are.