Mark Burkett is a third-year student at the University of Georgia aspiring to graduate in 2019 with a major in Political Science and Certificate in Applied Politics. He is originally from Norcross, Georgia. The Applied Politics Program has allowed Mark to expand on his interests in the legislative process and public policy. He is involved on campus with the Hugh Hodgson School of Music as a saxophone player in the Redcoat Marching Band and the UGA Jazz Band. After graduation, Mark hopes to attend law school and possibly earn an additional Masters degree in Public Administration and Policy. In the future, he hopes to go into legislative affairs through either lobbying or working as a congressional aide. He also might consider running for public office himself one day.