Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Emily was raised in Blythewood, South Carolina. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs. Currently, she is the President of the School of Public and International Affairs Student Union and a member of the college staff of Perfectly Polished. She previously worked as the Strategic Partnerships intern for the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream, a role in which she conducted research to further the relationships between the organization and its community and contributed to the organization’s promotion of campaigns and events. Emily was also a Summer 2019 Mayor’s Fellow for the City of Columbia, South Carolina, in which she dedicated her time to working with constituents, analyzing the city’s international relations, and creating the city’s youth commission. Later that year, she was an intern for Representative Joe Wilson (SC-02) in Washington, D.C., where she continued her work with constituents by providing an educational experience of the United States Capitol, conducted policy research and analysis, and provided correspondence to constituents and organizations. Cooperation and discussion with students, nonprofit organizations, and constituents prompted Emily’s interest in a career in public service. In her free time, Emily enjoys scrapbooking, cooking, and going on walks.