Elizabeth Griffin

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

I am originally from Carrollton, Georgia and attended Carrollton High School.  I am a double dawg with undergraduate degrees in international affairs and political science.  I decided that I wanted to work in public service because I loved volunteering and planning service activities with Serve UGA in the Center for Leadership and Service as an undergrad.  I was inspired to pursue the MPA after being accepted as a PSO Scholar and interning with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, where I researched competencies needed for local government management.  I am currently doing my practicum with the Georgia Municipal Association creating a playbook for public art initiatives in Georgia municipalities.  My dream is to continue to work in local government in Georgia in some capacity, whether it be in a city or county or in some auxiliary role.


B.A.  | UGA | 2019  | Political Science and International Affairs

Of Note

Blue Key Honors Society

PSO Scholar

Public Affairs Professional Certificate

Research Interests

I am currently researching public art initiatives by local governments, which includes logistical aspects such as ordinances, funding, and maintenance, as well as programmatic aspects such as the purposes and goals of public art.  I have previously conducted research on the competencies required by city and county managers to be effective.