Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Emily Warshal is a Political Science and International Affairs Major with a Spanish Minor at the University of Georgia. She spent the last two semesters taking graduate classes on the Double Dawgs pathway. She is currently pursuing her Master of Public Administration and Policy and will graduate in 2022. Emily has always been very involved in her community. In high school, Emily served as the first Student Advisory Member of the Sustainability Committee of her city. Emily is the current Chief of Staff of the Backpack Project INC., a student- run 501(c)(3) nonprofit that packs backpacks with food, clothes, and toiletries and hand-delivers them to people experiencing homelessness. During the summer of 2021, Emily served as the Education and Development Intern at The Carter Center, where she planned events for the other interns to foster a sense of community and helped with alumni relations. Emily served as an Operations Associate on the Jon Ossoff for Senate Run Off Campaign, where she was responsible for auditing interviews and helping with the vetting and training processes for the Community Mobilizer program. From May 2020 to November 2021, Emily was a Congressional Field Intern in Congresswoman Lucy McBath’s District Office. In the summer of 2019, she worked at her childhood summer camp as a Unit Head, overseeing a staff of 20 counselors throughout the summer and over 150 campers. In Athens, Emily uses her Spanish skills to volunteer with ULead and Oasis Católico Santa Rafaela. Emily plans to use the knowledge and experience that she gains in the MPA program to continue her involvement in her community in the future.


Bachelors Degree | University of Georgia| 2022 | Political Science and International Affairs, School of Public & International Affairs |Minor in Spanish

Coursework Includes:

Lobbying and Lobbying Influence, Legislative Process, International Law, International Organizations, and US Presidency.

Emily is on the “Double Dawg” pathway towards a Master in Public Administration (MPA) and has taken several graduate courses.

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Relevant Work Experience:

The Carter Center- Education and Development Intern
Jon Ossoff for Senate- Operations Associate
District Office of Congresswoman Lucy McBath- Congressional Field Intern
Camp Barney Medintz- Unit Head and Counselor

Career Goals:

Emily wants a career that she is passionate about and enjoys. She is currently considering entering the nonprofit sector or government sector. However, she is still open to exploring her options and seeing where she ends up!

Of Note

UGA Dean’s List Fall ‘19- Spring ‘21

Zell Miller and UGA Charter Scholarship

Research Interests

Emily has done research under Dr. Scott Ainsworth regarding the classifications of Presidential Memorandum. She is open to conducting research on any topic!