MPA Alumni Spotlight

Angela Hackett

Angela Hackett is a 2011 graduate of the Masters in Public Administration program in the School of Government & Public Policy (SGPP) and earned her Bachelors of Science degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She is currently the Manager of Administration for SGPP, which serves over 2500+ undergraduate students over 4 four degree programs. Previously, she was a researcher and editor for the Arizona Town Hall, 100th Report on Civic Engagement in 2012. She currently serves as the Board Chair of a nonprofit organization, Neighbors for Justice, Inc., a local Pima County nonprofit which raises funds through local and regional grant opportunities. These funds support youth involved in the Pima County Community Justice Boards, which serves at-risk youth who have been involved with the juvenile probation programs in Pima County. Using Restorative Justice practices, youth are encouraged to partake in pro-social, pro-educational, and pro-family activities, which are all funded by her non-profit. Her professional background prior to graduate school was as a lead supervisor in juvenile residential care, working with female juvenile delinquents in Iowa.

Angela is a volleyball fan and is a season ticket holder for the Wildcats. She is also an avid women’s soccer fan and still plays today! As a Wisconsin native, Angela, her husband, and two teenage kids enjoy all things ‘Sconnie’ - cheese, sausage, snow, and Green Bay Packers!