Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Ella Filston graduated from Wake Forest University in 2020 with a BA in Politics and International Affairs. Following graduation, she worked as a Fellow in the WFU Office of the Dean of the College where she managed special projects related to equity, education, and student wellbeing. Ella currently works in the UGA Office of Sustainability as the Waste Reduction Coordinator. She is responsible for coordinating university-wide outreach and education with a focus on recycling, compost, and reuse. She works closely with frontline staff, student interns, and faculty members to reduce waste and illuminate connections between sustainable practices and equity. Ella is also passionate about issues of immigration. She is proficient in Spanish and hopes to use her language skills to work with Spanish-speaking populations living in the United States. Ella is pursuing her MPA to advance professional goals of working in local government, nonprofit agencies, and/or advocacy groups to reverse climate change and improve life for immigrants and immigrant-receiving communities.