Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Nicholas “Max” Valadez is a first-year Masters of Public Administration student in the Department of Public Administration & Policy. He is also working as a graduate research assistant under the direction of Dr. Inkyu Kang, where he assists in secondary data collection on topics related to law enforcement/policing and citizen-state interactions. Max graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 2022 with a B.S. in Agricultural Leadership & Development and a graduate certificate in public management from the Bush School of Government and Public Service. This past summer, Max interned with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture (majority office) where he gained a firsthand understanding of federal policy-making process as well as assisted in administrative committee work. Max served in multiple student-leadership positions during his undergraduate career, most notably as the VP of Leadership for Texas A&M’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Student Council and as the undergraduate representative for A&M’s College of Ag. & Life Sciences Inclusive Excellence Committee. Max has an internal desire to be of service to his fellow man as an aspiring public servant. His policy interests include the role of positive leadership and ethics in public administration, rural broadband and prosperity, and nutrition assistance programs.