Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Philippa grew up in Irvine, California, and attended Southern Virginia University for her BA in Political Science. She was a proud founding member of the off-campus LGBTQ+ club, SVU LGBTQIA and Allies. As the first club of its kind at the private university, she was interviewed by author Jeff Benedict about her experience. Philippa’s enduring interest in elections and voting rights inspired her to hone and develop a mobile app blueprint over the past several years in conjunction with the Young People For (YP4) Fellowship. The app brings real time convenience to every election in the United States. Philippa was asked to present her work on gerrymandering, statistics, and GIS at YP4’s 2018 National conference. During her tenure at the Macon Water Authority, Philippa was a key implementation member of a customer information system software upgrade, and the department’s in-house graphic designer. She helped construct the integration between the Authority’s work management software and customer information software and developed the integration map and user experience for both field and office employees. While at the University of Georgia, Philippa has held two internships: Community Impact Intern with the United Way of Northeast Georgia, and Public Utilities assistant at the Athens Clarke County Public Utilities department. She is currently a graduate research assistant for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, and the President of the UGA chapter of the International City/County Managers Association.

Education

Bachelor of Arts | Southern Virginia University | 2016 | Political Science

Of Note

Young People For (YP4) Building a Better Now, Class of 2017 Fellow
YP4 National Summit Featured Fellow and Workshop Facilitator
2018 YP4 Courts that Matter Campaign, data collection and analysis campaign lead
French Language Certificate, BYU

Research Interests

public utility affordability
public financial data management
public sector employment trends
local elections
elections sociology