Post-Marvin Work Experience: Legislative Liaison - Arizona Association of Counties (current)
Andrews Internship: Maricopa County Courts
Hometown: Hobbs, New Mexico
I chose an MPA because service is the core of the curriculum and coursework; how to achieve it, what it entails, and its future in the public sector. No other professional degree offered me the opportunity to meld my interests in the future of our world and service to other people at the local level.
The best feature SPA offers is the blend of practitioners and academics that actively work together to both educate students and engage them for their future careers. The coursework is both academic and practical and allows a student to develop a career that will prepare them for the real-life rigorous challenges of public service, while developing analytical skills that will aid them indefinitely. Its location in Phoenix gives any student an opportunity to look at public administration at all levels of government of service so no prospect is off limits.