Master of Public Administration (MPA)
I grew up in Clemson, South Carolina in a family of four. I attended local Montessori schools up through middle school, then attended a small boarding school near Ashville for high school. After inconsistent success in my first stint of undergrad, I switched to helping my father, who had a Parkinson’s like disease before his passing, for a few years. Since returning to school in the spring of 2014, my success has been both greater than it was before leaving school and far more consistent, consistently earning a 3.5 or greater GPA. Furthermore, I have successfully worked to help my community the last few summers, helping a non-profit near Clemson to organize its more than 3000 book collection the summer of 2016. The next summer, I helped an organization that is part of a nearby city government with its task of providing support to the city’s residents in terms of activities and attracting tourists and people to the city. Finally, the most recent summer, I assisted a nearby campaign for the South Carolina State House with both policy and opposition research.