Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Rebekah attended the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. During her undergraduate career, Rebekah became interested in government relations, food deserts, and human rights. She was Secretary of the pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta, a contributing writer for the student newspaper The Red and Black, and studied abroad in Ireland where she studied human rights in a global context and The Troubles, a period of national instability in Ireland. All of these experiences culminated during the summer before her last semester when she began interning at the Athens Downtown Economic Development Authority. It is at the ADDA where she found her passion in public administration.

Education

Bachelor of Arts – University of Georgia – 2020 – Political Science


Educational Experiences

Rebekah attended the University of Georgia where she majored in Political Science, minored in Consumer Economics, and earned a certificate in Legal Business.

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Career Goals

Rebekah would like to become a City Manager, work for the State Department, or Department of Defense.


Relevant Work Experience

Rebekah has worked for the Athens Downtown Economic Development Authority since May of 2020 where she has done research on Public Private Partnerships, shared streetscapes, and other economic development initiatives.

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia
Dean’s List Scholar

Research Interests

Rebekah is interested in researching Public Private Partnerships in relation to food deserts, economic development initiatives in local governments, and counterterrorism strategies.