Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Phoebe Milledge began her pursuits in public service during her undergraduate years as a Human Development and Family Sciences major at the University of Georgia. She volunteered her time with multiple nonprofits within Athens, Georgia and across state lines with the goal of learning about community health and well-being in local communities. She was elected as a leader by her peers in two organizations her senior year, one researching and teaching community health and disability rights, the other focusing on female empowerment and health on campus. Since earning her degree, Ms. Milledge has continued to work hands-on with communities with specific interests in child development and family dynamics. She was selected as an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Educator in 2021, where she assisted Fulton County’s 4-H team in the creation and distribution of at-home science kits and fresh produce for children. Ms. Milledge also assisted in the creation of a children’s day camp that focused on educating 9-12 year olds on food insecurity and healthy living while completing her bachelors degree. Afterwards, she was hired as the full-time 4-H educator for Fulton County, where she worked on curriculum development, in-school and after school clubs, and community outreach. Since February of 2022, she became a certified case manager under the Georgia Department of Community Health. Ms. Milledge plans on utilizing her education to help provide and create long-lasting resources for low-income families, specifically those who are most impacted by environmental and educational inequities.