Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Matthew Davison was born and raised in Dalton, GA. He would come to Athens to earn his B.A. in political science and minor in communications studies at the University of Georgia, graduating in 2021. During his time in undergrad, he would participate in the UGA Rowing Club as a varsity rower, dedicating his early mornings and late evenings to the sport. He also interned with GroundBreakers, a non-profit dedicated to sharing the stories of social innovators, as their communications manager. The following year, he would intern with Congresswoman Lucy McBath in Washington, DC through the UGA Washington Semester Program. It was during his work with GroundBreakers and Congress that he established his dedication to public service and committed to a future where he would help create sustainable public policy. With this in mind, he would take the time after graduation to write a policy proposal for the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government as the policy intern for a county commissioner. Now, Matthew is continuing his education at the University of Georgia by pursuing a Master of Public Administration.


B.A. | University of Georgia | 2021 | Political Science

Matthew was a varsity rower and public relations officer at the UGA Rowing Club, and I was a student volunteer at the UGArden Club.

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Career Goals:

Matthew plans to pursue a career as a legislative assistant/council/director/etc. on Capitol Hill. Following that, he hopes to go into lobbying or policy advising work.

Relevant Work Experience:

Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Tim Denson, Policy Intern, Athens, GA U.S. Representative Lucy McBath, Intern, Washington, D.C. GroundBreakers, Communications Manager, Athens, GA


Honors, Awards, and Achievements

cum laude, Presidential Scholar, Dean’s List

Research Interests

Matthew is interested in researching infrastructure, public transportation, and climate & environmental policy.