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.

Bachelors of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences | University of Georgia | 2021 | Human Development and Family Science
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Educational Experiences

Ms. Phoebe Milledge attended the University of Georgia for her undergraduate degree from August of 2017 to August of 2021. She majored in Human Development and Family sciences with a minor in Disaster Management. Through her studies, Ms. Milledge completed course work that focused on the physical, cognitive, and emotional development of humans from conception to the last stages of life. She studied the changes in family dynamics over time, how the environment can impact human development holistically, and how human development theories were applied and utilized in government institutions. Her additional work within the Disaster Management minor allowed her to study in greater detail how families can be impacted by man-made and natural disasters. Ms. Milledge has been able to apply her studies through her volunteer and work experience successfully acting as a leader in peer mentorship, education, and public service.

Career Goals

Ms. Phoebe Milledge believes that policy analysis and research are key factors in creating policy that can best be utilized for a local government’s unique needs. She hopes to work with government agencies on the state level to build effective policy, specifically in ways that will combat state-wide issues surrounding climate change and family well-being.

Relevant Work Experience

Medicaid Waiver Program Case Manager, 4-H Educator, AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate, Daycare Substitute Teacher, Administrative Assistant, Assisted Living Resident Caretaker, Housing Management Community Ambassador, Student Consultant, Medical Receptionist

Of Note

Dean’s List Designation for Academic Years 2019-202, 2020-2021 Elected Site-Leader, Disability Rights and Advocacy and Community Health and Well-being, IMPACT at UGA, 2021 Elected Event Coordinator, UGA CHAARG Chapter, 2021

Areas of Expertise

Public Policy, Local Government

Research Interests

Ms. Milledge is interested in the use of geographic information systems to assist in the visualization of social issues on the local level. She is currently researching how to utilize these systems to better understand the impacts of inconsistent housing on family well-being within Athens-Clarke County. Ms. Milledge is a current member of Dr. Michelle Ritchie’s research lab under the University of Georgia’s Institute of Disaster Management.