Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Bennett Hardee is a native of the State of Georgia, born in Atlanta with experience living in Athens and Greensboro. He graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with Bachelors of Art in Political Science and International Affairs with a Minor in Public Policy and Management in Spring 2021. After beginning his Masters of Public Administration in Fall 2021, Bennett intends to use the knowledge, skills, and abilities gained from UGA’s top-ranked program to give back to his community in the State of Georgia as a public servant. Bennett aspires for a career in state government or otherwise in a position that enables him to work on issues affecting Georgians across the state. In his free time, Bennett enjoys reading the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Wall Street Journal, listening to podcasts, and cheering on the Dawgs on Saturday.


Bachelor of Arts | University of Georgia / School of Public and International Affairs | 2021 | Political Science & International Affairs

Educational Experiences

  • Graduated from St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta in May 2017
  • Graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with a BA in Political Science, BA in International Affairs, and Minor in Public Policy and Management in May 2021
  • Began UGA MPA program in August 2021
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Career Goals

With his Master’s of Public Administration, Bennett strives to use the professional skills and abilities gained from his time at the University of Georgia to qualify him to best serve the people of Georgia. With an interest in public policy and experience dealing with Georgia’s statewide and local political processes, Bennett believes he can fulfill his goal of public service by giving back to the community through service in the state government or an organization that works on behalf of all Georgians located throughout the state. Above all else, Bennett seeks a career that enables him to make an impact on ordinary lives throughout his community.

Relevant Work Experience

Georgia Department of Community Affairs – 02/21-08/21
Anderson Dailey LLP – 05/19-08/19
Brian Kemp for Governor – 09/17-06/18

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Fraternity
UGA Dean’s List
UGA President’s List
Bachelor of Arts completed cum laude

Research Interests

Georgia Politics
Economic Development
Local Planning & State Assistance