Master of Public Administration (MPA)

In high school, Ted opened the newspaper (back when it was actually in paper) and read about a local government leaders development program called Emerging Leaders funded by the North Fulton County Chamber of Commerce. There he met the people behind the curtain that made his nearby governments function, and he discovered a passion for public service at the local level. Ted went on to study hard at the University of Georgia and graduated cum laude with a triple major in Political Science, French Language, and International Affairs. While in school, he was accepted into the Washington Semester Program, and he interned in DC at Dentons in the lobbying office. After graduating, he started work back at the local level in the City of Roswell where he worked with invoicing for their nationally recognized recreation and parks department. Currently, Ted is a graduate research assistant for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government in the financial management department, where he researches and analyzes financial management courses and their efficacy.

Education

Bachelor of Arts | University of Georgia | School of Public and International Affairs and Franklin College | 2018 | Political Science, International Affairs, and French Language

During my Junior year at UGA, I never stepped foot on campus. I studied in Montpellier, France during the fall and Washington, DC in the spring. I went to France in order to experience a lifelong goal to become fluent in another language, and I accomplished it. I went to DC to intern in our capital, and I learned a lot about government and my desire to work in public service. Both programs were part of UGA’s extended study abroad programs (UGA en France and SPIA’s Washington Semester Program) and I learned more about myself, my colleagues, and my career than I ever expected.

More About

Leadership:
Founding President of the Government Finance Officers Association – University of Georgia Chapter

Career goals:
Director at the local government level

Work experience:
City of Roswell, Recreation, Parks, Historic, and Cultural Affairs Department – Administrative Specialist II

Of Note

Dean’s List, Fall 2014 Presidential Scholar, Summer 2017 Graduated cum laude

Research Interests

Financial Management Local Government