University of Georgia
M.I.P. International Policy
B.A. International Affairs
Elizabeth began her time at the University of Georgia as an International Affairs major and in her second year began classes in the Master of International Policy Program as a dual-degree student. Her career at UGA thus far has been marked by CURO Scholar and faculty-led research projects each semester, with topics ranging from ethnicity’s effect on voting in Latin America with Dr. Micah Gell-Redman to addressing the water mafia in Karachi, Pakistan with a public-private partnership under Dr. Amanda Murdie.
In addition to research, Elizabeth has held leadership positions in multiple SPIA student organizations related to SPIA. She served as President of the SPIA Student Union, has served two years as a SPIA Ambassador, and spearheaded the inaugural SPIA Peer Mentorship Program, of which she continues to serve as Director. In July 2019, she was invited to speak on a panel at the John Quincy Adams Society National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. about her experience reviving and serving as President of the campus chapter that became one of the most successful ones in the nation that year.
Elizabeth was also a Public Service and Outreach Scholar 2018-2019 and interned in the International Center at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government under Dr. Rusty Brooks. She was awarded a research stipend for Fall 2019 to continue as an intern and explore land reform issues in South Africa. At the Center for International Trade and Security, Elizabeth was selected as Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Scholar for 2019 and traveled to D.C. with the cohort in March to visit various federal agencies and meet UGA graduates.
In summer 2020, she worked as the International Legislative Assistant at the UPS Global Public Affairs Office in DC. In this position, she attended events on behalf of Laura Lane, the president who reports to the CEO, coordinated the awareness strategy for USMCA implementation, created materials for the Women Exporters Program, and tracked global COVID policies to inform UPS response, strategy, and healthcare supply chain coordination. In summer 2019, Elizabeth was selected as an Honors in Washington Scholarship recipient and lived in UGA’s Delta Hall in Capitol Hill. She spent the summer at the United States Department of State in the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, working with the Private Sector Engagement team. Here, she engaged in programmatic evaluation for PEPFAR’S DREAMS Initiative and a supply chain systems landscape for health commodities on the African continent. The summer prior, Elizabeth worked as an intern at the International Rescue Committee’s Atlanta office in the Microenterprise Development Program. During this time, she designed and conducted qualitative field research to assess the business climate in Clarkston, GA among refugee- and immigrant-owned business and crafted an internal report for to inform IRC programming in Clarkston.
After graduation, she intends to work in the public-private partnership space for development space, helping corporations and governments to ensure their projects are community-led.
Elizabeth has served for two years as the Director of the SPIA Peer Mentorship Program, which pairs first-year students with upperclassmen to connect them to organizations, internships, and other opportunities.
Private Sector Engagement