Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Lee-Ann Johnson grew up in Jonesboro, Georgia. As a teenager, she began to discover her passion for both the history and inner workings of American government through discussions with her father and researching and learning information through short-form videos, podcasts, essays, and news articles. While she was in high school, Lee-Ann discovered her great interest and thought about the potential for a U.S. government-related career, as she enjoyed and succeeded in various AP courses related to U.S. government and history. After simultaneously graduating high school and receiving an Associate of Arts in Integrative Studies from Clayton State University in 2018, Lee-Ann chose to attend the University of Georgia (UGA) and major in Political Science. She also chose to pursue minors in Communication Studies and Public Policy and Management, the latter of which formally introduced her to UGA’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. In 2020, Lee-Ann decided to become a Double Dawg student and successfully began her studies within the MPA program, which solidified her choice to become an MPA student following her undergraduate studies. In 2021, Lee-Ann successfully graduated from UGA with her bachelor’s degree and is actively pursuing the goal of receiving her third post-secondary degree in four years. She will be pursuing her MPA with a specialization in Public Management/Organization Theory.


Clayton State University, A.A. in Integrative Studies (2018)
University of Georgia, A.B. in Political Science with a minor in Communication Studies and Public Policy & Management (2021)

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Educational Experiences:

Lee-Ann graduated from high school, Elite Scholars Academy, in 2018. She also graduated from Clayton State University in 2018 and received an Associate of Arts in Integrative Studies. She began her undergraduate career at the University of Georgia in 2018. Lee-Ann became a Double Dawgs undergraduate student, and began her introductory courses within the Master of Public Administration program in 2020. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2021 with minors in Communication Studies and Public Policy & Management.

Relevant Work Experience:

2020-2021 VSFS Intern with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) – Field Research Team Member
Georgia Voter Behavior Study (November 2020)

Career Goals:

Lee-Ann’s ultimate career goal is to work as an analyst within the federal sector of the United States. She is highly interested in a career path to provide insight and/or recommendations to introduce new policies or improve existing policies.

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Dean’s List – Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Spring 2021

Presidential Scholar – Summer 2020

Research Interests

Lee-Ann is interested in researching topics related to human resource management, human rights, and the government’s role in alleviating poverty, inequality, and guaranteeing and expanding equal opportunity for U.S. citizens.