Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Kendall is a full time MPA student for the first time this semester. She began taking MPA classes as an undergraduate student through the Double Dawgs program here at UGA. During her time as an undergraduate student, she participated in many internships throughout the state of Georgia, including the Georgia Ports Authority and the Georgia Chamber. She interned in the Trade Development department at the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah, Georgia, where she contributed to their outstanding efforts to push Georgia’s thriving economy. Kendall then went on to work on a local State Representative’s winning campaign, where she devoted time engaging with members of the community to bridge the gap between them and their elected officials. During her senior year, Kendall completed an internship with the Georgia Chamber, attending policy committee meetings and researching tax policy in order to maximize the benefits felt by Georgia’s business’ community. Most recently, Kendall was awarded a Graduate Assistantship with the Archway Partnership at the University of Georgia. There, she will work on local government projects with communities who are a part of Archway’s programs.


BA | University of Georgia | 2023 | International Affairs

During her time as an undergraduate, she took some of the most interesting classes, including National Security Policy, Strategic Intelligence, Peace Studies, and Immigration Studies. She also completed an Applied Politics certificate, which included coursework in Data Analytics and Public Affairs Communications. She worked on an extensive research project regarding women’s participation in different political parties on campus at UGA, and was awarded the opportunity to present that research twice during her junior year.

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Career Goals

Currently, a career goal of hers is to work in state or local government. She wants to work with or as a city planner, mayor, city council, governor, or executive office.

Relevant Work Experience

Georgia Ports Authority Trade Development Intern, Campaign Staff with Houston Gaines for State House, Georgia Chamber Public Policy Intern, Archway Partnership Graduate Assistant

Of Note

School of Public and International Affairs Undergraduate Research Conference participant, Applied Politics Certificate

Areas of Expertise

Local Government

Research Interests

Tax policy, transportation policy, women’s participation in different political parties, election studies