Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Brady Begin comes to Athens from Seattle. Raised in Sammamish, WA, Brady graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 with a BA in Political Science. He also minored in Law, Societies, and Justice and Labor Studies. Outside of the classroom, Brady dedicated himself to student government – serving as the Associated Students of the University of Washington’s Organizing Coordinator his junior year and Senate Speaker his senior year. After graduation, Brady interned in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence. From there, he pivoted to the nonprofit sector and moved to San Francisco to become the Community Associate for Kiva – a nonprofit crowdfunding platform for microfinance. Seeking work at the local level, Brady then returned to Seattle as the Engagement & Administration Coordinator for Historic Seattle – a nonprofit and public development authority dedicated to historic preservation. Back in Seattle, Brady became intimately familiar with loopholes in the city’s landmarks preservation ordinance and fault lines in the administration of its preservation policy. This solidified his interest in public administration as a career path, and he comes to UGA intending to specialize in local government while working as a graduate assistant for the Archway Partnership.