Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Langston Leake is passionate about using his unique perspective as a former public historian to better serve his state and community. During his undergraduate studies, Langston completed two internships at the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture. After graduating from the University of Georgia, he worked as the Assistant Olympic Content Curator for “Atlanta ’96”, Atlanta History Center’s upcoming exhibition on the 1996 Olympic and Paralympics. Over the course of the exhibition’s development, Langston became increasingly interested on the long-term communal impact of economic development plans and major urban projects such as the Olympics. After his stint as a public historian, Langston decided that he wanted to explore educational opportunities that would allow him to use his unique skill set to more actively pursue equity in community development. He remains passionate about finding a way to preserve community character and avoiding gentrification while also maintaining economic developmental goals. When he isn’t spending all his time studying or daydreaming about MARTA expansion, Langston enjoys suffering through Georgia Bulldogs football games, pursuing the still-unfulfilled dream of a national championship.