Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Brian Ulbricht was born and raised in Astoria, Oregon. He joined the United States Army in 2009 as a Military Police Soldier. During his service, he was stationed and deployed to various locations around the globe. He had the opportunity to serve in leadership positions, mentoring 15 soldiers throughout his military career. After 9+ years of honorable service, Brian Ulbricht went back to school to earn a Bachelor of the Arts in Public Policy and Administration at Western Oregon University. During undergraduate studies, he served as a Chapter President and Treasurer for Student Veterans of America. His leadership encouraged the growth of fellow student veterans and motivate others in the classroom at Western Oregon University during a global pandemic. In 2021, Brian Ulbricht started working toward earning a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. To continue service towards others by seeking a career in local government in the southeastern United States.

Education

Bachelor of the Arts | Western Oregon University | 2021 | Public Policy and Administration

Associate of the Arts | Central Texas College | 2017 | General Studies

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Educational Experiences:

While studying Public Policy Analysis at Western Oregon University, Brian Ulbricht had the opportunity to analyze the alternative transportation plan of Independence, Oregon. As a member of a team, Brian Ulbricht presented priorities and innovative alternatives in public transportation to the Independence, Oregon City Manager, and Planner.

Relevant Work Experience:

Student Veterans of America Chapter President (2020-2021)
Student Veterans of America Chapter Treasurer (2019-2020)
United States Army (July 2009 – February 2019)

Career Goals:

In the short, Brian’s career goal is to get hired by a local government as a human resource professional or planner. After gaining years of experience in local government, his goal is to become a manager in Northeast Georgia or Upstate South Carolina.

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Honors:

Magna Cum Laude (Western Oregon University)

Awards:

Army Accommodation Medal x 2 (United States Army) Army Achievement Medal x 3 (United States Army) Army Good Conduct Medal x 3 (United States Army)

Research Interests

Local Government Management
Economic Development
Public Personnel Management