Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Kaitlyn is a second-year Master of Public Administration candidate specializing in Local Government Administration. She is president of the ICMA Student Chapter at the University of Georgia and currently works as the Public Utilities Analyst Intern for Athens Clarke County Unified Government. In her first year of the program, Kaitlyn was a PAFR Fellow through ELGL’s PAFR Fellowship Program and created the city of Fayetteville, Georgia’s first PAFR. Additionally, Kaitlyn is the Graduate Assistant for the Foundation Fellows Scholarship housed in the Jere Morehead Honors College. Kaitlyn was born and raised in Southern Illinois but now calls Oregon home. Kaitlyn is a graduate of The University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. During undergrad, Kaitlyn spent a semester in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. Additionally, she completed internships with Teach For America and Impact Tulsa. Before starting her master’s, Kaitlyn completed two years of AmeriCorps service with City Year in Manchester, New Hampshire and with Reading Partners in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kaitlyn is passionate about supporting our communities. She is excited to combine her experience working in schools and the nonprofit sector with her Master of Public Administration education. Kaitlyn plans to work in local government on the West Coast after completing her degree. When Kaitlyn is not working or in class, she is often reading Reese’s Book Club pick of the month, spending time outside, and exploring Athens’ restaurant scene.