Hannah Morris

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Hannah Morris graduated as Valedictorian of her high school class in 2015 from John Milledge Academy. After graduating she attended the University of Georgia, majoring in political science with a minor in sociology. Throughout her time at the University of Georgia she was a Presidential Scholar, a Dean’s List recipient, a Zell Miller recipient, and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science National Honor Society. She also participated in volunteer organizations on campus like Shop with a Bulldog and Children’s Miracle Network. Her final semester at UGA she was selected as an assistant researcher by a faculty member, and carried out research for a Multi-State Study of Monetary Sanctions within the Fulton County Court system. After three years she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the School of Public and International Affairs. The summer after she graduated she interned at the Eighth Judicial Administrative District of Georgia and was able to observe court proceedings under the honorable Judge Amanda S. Petty in the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Criminal Court. The fall after she graduated she began working at Communities in Schools, an educational non-profit through Georgia College and State University that facilitates community engagement between the university and Baldwin County Schools.

Education

Bachelor of Science Political Science, University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs, 2018, political science with a minor in sociology

I graduated as the Valedictorian of John Milledge Academy in 2015 and began school at the University of Georgia following graduation. During my time at the University of Georgia I majored in political science, with a minor in sociology. I was a Zell Miller recipient, Presidential Scholar, and a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science National Honor Society. Throughout my undergraduate career I was able to take classes focusing on our political system, as well as social justice issues within the United States. In my final year at UGA I was selected as a researcher for a Multi-State Study of Monetary Sanctions. After three years I graduated Magna Cum Laude.

More About

Career goals:
After graduating from the MPA program I hope to pursue a career in higher education administration. Within the University system I aspire to work in a department that serves students by encouraging diversity and ensuring equity.

Work experience:

Communities in Schools Georgia College and State University (tutor/mentor) Assistant Researcher University of Georgia Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School After School Program (student teacher) Shop with a Bulldog (volunteer)

Of Note

Magna Cum Laude graduate
Presidential Scholar
Dean’s List
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science National Honor Society
Zell Miller recipient

Research Interests

My research interests include equity in higher education and higher education policy.