Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Reaganne is a MPA student from Bogart, Georgia. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a B.S.A. in Agricultural Communication and Public Policy Management, she began working full-time for the UGA Office of Government Relations and pursuing her MPA part-time. During her undergraduate work, Reaganne worked for the Georgia Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee, served as an agriculture fellow in former Senator Johnny Isakson’s Washington, D.C. office and completed an internship with UGA’s State Relations team prior to being selected for her full-time role within the office. Reaganne plans to work in agricultural or economic policy development and analysis upon graduation from the MPA program.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture | University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences | May 2020 | Agricultural Communication

Reaganne began at UGA as a freshman in August of 2016 immediately after graduating high school in May 2016. During her four years at UGA, she completed her B.S.A. as well as a minor in Public Policy and Management. This coursework provided her with a comprehensive scientific and practical understanding of the agriculture industry as well as communications skills such as writing, photography/videography, and graphic design. Through her minor work and specifically chosen electives, she gained experience in policy analysis, public budgeting, nonprofit management, public process, public affairs communication, political campaign techniques, and international agricultural policy development. Reaganne took advantage of opportunities offered to UGA students and completed internships in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. working on legislative policy portfolios and committees.

More About

Specialization: Public Policy

Career Goals:
Reaganne hopes to pursue a career in public policy development and evaluation upon graduation from the MPA program. With a background and passion rooted in agriculture, she hopes to develop policy that protects the United States’ oldest and largest industry, protects American farmers and keeps the food supply safe for current and future generations.

Relevant Work Experience:
Legislative Aide to the Georgia Senate Agriculture Committee
Agriculture Fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson
Student Worker in the UGA School of Law
State Relations Intern for the UGA Office of Government Relations
Full-Time Government Relations Assistant in the UGA Office of Government Relations

Of Note

As an undergraduate in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Reaganne was selected for the prestigious honor of representing the college as a member of the CAES Ambassador Team. She was also a member of the Order of Omega, an honor society that offers membership to the academically and philanthropic top 10% of Greek men and women.

Research Interests

Public Policy
Agricultural Policy
Public Budgeting and Finance