Master of Public Administration (MPA)

As a high school student, Tyler began working as a lifeguard and swim instructor for the YMCA which provided him an introduction into public service through free swim lesson programs for children in low socioeconomic areas. Following the conclusion of his high school career, he achieved a full bright futures academic scholarship to attend Florida State University where he would study political science. In his undergraduate academic career he concentrated his coursework on emergency management and homeland security as well as completed a minor in international affairs. Additionally, as an undergraduate Tyler began working for Florida State University Campus Recreation where he was quickly promoted to the Student Director of Water Safety Program. In his time at working with Campus Recreation he developed a passion for higher education, student development, and student affairs. Throughout his undergraduate work Tyler also participated in service opportunities as a fundraiser for Dance Marathon, and Relay for Life, as well as an event planner for the America Cancer Society, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In his senior year, Tyler attended the NIRSA Region 2 collegiate recreation conference where he established relations with the University of Georgia Department of Recreation Sports where he now works as a Graduate Assistant for the Aquatics Program.

Education

Bachelors of Science in Political Science | Florida State University |  2020

I began studying political science at Florida State University in 2016. During my time at Florida State I became interested with the Emergency Management and Homeland Security program as well as the Intelligence program. Throughout my junior and senior years most of my coursework revolved around topics related to disaster management, development in urban poor communities, terrorism, and global security.

More About

Career Goals:
I’ve worked in campus recreation for four years now and I really enjoy that field. I hope by studying higher education administration within the MPA program it will further my ability to work within the collegiate recreation field and possibly broader higher education work in the future.

Relevant Work Experience:
Graduate Assistant of Aquatics at UGA Department of Recreational Sports

Of Note

Bright Futures Academic Scholarship (2016-2020)

Research Interests

Higher Education

Organizational Theory

Human Resource Management