Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Beatrice Torralba Shakal currently serves as the Policy Planning Coordinator for the Georgia Department of Transportation. Prior to state agency, she has over a decade of experience working the political and policy field, both domestic and international, which include: the Office of US Senator David Perdue (GA), the Office of US Congressman Austin Scott (GA-8), the Heritage Foundation, Georgia House of Representatives, the British Parliament, notable political campaigns, as well as working with pro-family nonprofits and policy lobbying at the Georgia State Capitol.

Beatrice graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in Government and Politics and a minor in Public Policy. She also received Certificates Public Leadership as a College Park Scholar and the Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows. During her time at Maryland, she also completed several programs studying in Israel, Jordan, and London. She then went on to receive her Juris Master (J.M.) in International Law from Liberty University School of Law. She is now pursuing her Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Georgia.

Beatrice is a first-generation immigrant. She has founded and led several groups, including the founding of the Young Catholic Professionals Atlanta Chapter, Horizon Girls Club (a faith-based mentoring club for middle and high school-aged girls), and currently serves on the Board of the University of Maryland Alumni Association, Atlanta Chapter. Beatrice resides in Kennesaw with her husband and their son, and they are active members of their church, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.


University of Maryland, College Park | 2015 | B.A. Government and Politics, Minor International Law

Liberty University School of Law | 2018 | J.M. International Law