Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Mason Spires is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina Aiken. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science. During his time in undergraduate school he was Vice President of the Student Government, President of Delta Sigma Phi, and held a position in the student life office on campus as the coordinator for leadership programs. He identifies as a moderate republican and has aspirations to work in Georgia government with a focus on education policy reform. Outside of academics Mason loves the sport of baseball, (GO Brave Nation) fiction novels, and beach trips.

Education

Bachelors of Arts in Political Science | USCA | 2020

During my undergraduate studies I learned a great deal about centrist politics, reformation history, and general history of political leaders. Through different courses I also received a little experience in polling voting booths and statistics. Also during my education the organizations I was apart of garnered me both leadership positions, conflict management experience, and budgeting. The job that I held in student life also allowed me to learn about itinerary planning as I planned several trips to meet with legislator’s staff in our nations capital.

More About

Specialization: Policy/Local Government

Career Goals:
Overall my main career goal is to work in the federal government preferably in the United States Senate. Since this is a lofty goal, my more immediate goal is to serve in local government in or around the city of Augusta, GA. My desire is to help change some policy in regard to education in this area as it is in great need of improvement. In order to achieve this goals I am considering Officer Candidacy School to springboard my career and leadership skills into politics later in adulthood.

Relevant Work Experience:
Student Coordinator of Leadership Programming USCA

Of Note

Robert E Alexander Leadership Hall of Fame Award (2020)

Outstanding Greek Member (2020)

New Student Leader Award (2017)

Presidents List (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Research Interests

Polarization of Political Parties

Political Polls

Education