Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Belle is beginning her time at the University of Georgia in the Master’s in Public Administration program in the fall of 2021. She graduated from the College of Charleston in their Honors College in May 2021 with a degree in Political Science and a concentration in Public Policy. She was able to complete her undergraduate studies in three years and graduated Magna Cum Laude while on the Dean’s List all semesters. During her time at the College of Charleston, she was involved in many different clubs and organizations. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority and served on the executive board. She was also a member of Charleston40 tour guide association where she served as the public relations coordinator during her final year. During her time in Charleston she had an internship with a United States Representative during their reelection campaign as part of the finance team. While finishing up her undergraduate studies, Belle conducted research in the Charleston community on the connections between evictions and educational outcomes. She interviewed community and nonprofit leaders and wrote about their experiences with these two topics while formulating her undergraduate Bachelor’s Essay. After this research she went on to publish an opinion editorial in a local Charleston newspaper about her findings. During her undergraduate career she found a passion for affordable housing and education reform while also fostering an excitement for nonprofit work. She looks forward to continuing to grow those passions, and many more, while in the MPA program through classes, jobs, internships, and volunteering.


Bachelor of Arts (BA) | College of Charleston | 2021 | Political Science with concentration in Public Policy

More About

Career Goals
Belle wants to pursue a career in the public sector providing a service to those in need. She has always wanted to work in the federal government with an ultimate goal of being White House Deputy Chief of Staff to a president she helps elect. She has other goals as well including working in a nonprofit in a field she is passionate about such as affordable housing or education reform. She could also see herself working in state or local governments as they create such direct contact with the people they are serving. Through her time in the MPA program she hopes to solidify some of these goals or possibly work in many fields during her working career.

Of Note

Dean’s List (2018-2021)- all semesters at College of Charleston
Honors College (2018-2021)- all semesters at College of Charleston
Graduated Magna Cum Laude (2021) – College of Charleston

Research Interests

Affordable Housing Policy
Education Reform Policy
Nonprofit Management
State and Local Government