Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Emily Gayle 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 student worker in SPIA’s Office of External Affairs and a member of the college staff of Perfectly Polished. She has previously worked at the local and federal levels of government, in the nonprofit sector as the Development intern for the Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Institute and the Strategic Partnerships intern for the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream, and in higher education with the University of Georgia’s Office of Research. 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 reading.