Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Jay is a native of Germantown, Tennessee. He began his collegiate career at the University of South Carolina (’14) where he completed a Bachelors of Art in Classical Studies with a concentration in Latin. After working for two years after college, he continued his education at East Carolina University (’18) where he completed a thesis titled “The Health and Medical Care of Enslaved African Americans at Somerset Place, 1839-1863” as part of his Masters of Art in History. In 2017, Jay took a position as an Admissions Recruiter in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Georgia. Currently, he primarily works with students from rural communities; and serves on the Middle School Outreach, and Access and Inclusion Teams. He is pursuing the MPA with a concentration in Higher Education Administration while working full-time.


Bachelors of Art in Classical Studies, University of South Carolina, 2014 Masters of Art in History, East Carolina University, 2018

As part of the MPA program, I participated in the annual Seoul Case Study in Seoul, South Korea. This was an amazing opportunity in which our class was given “an inside look” at high levels of operation in the Seoul Metropolitan Government. We learned how the Seoul Metropolitan Government uses new technologies and artificial intelligence to deliver high quality public services. This was certainly one of the greatest highlights of my educational journey at UGA!