MPA Student Spotlight

Whitney Williams

Whitney Williams is a current graduate student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the University of Arizona. She will be graduating in May 2018. Whitney received her Bachelor’s Degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, and majored in Political Science. Before relocating to Arizona, Whitney worked for the Louisiana State Government in the Division of Administration and Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. During her 4 years of employment with the State of Louisiana, Whitney was able to significantly advance in her career. She started as a program specialist and was quickly promoted to a management role where she supervised three program specialists.

Currently, Whitney serves a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the School of Government and Public Policy and works as a Graduate Intern in the Recruitment Department of the Office of Business Affairs and Human Resources at the University of Arizona. Additionally, Whitney currently serves as the Communication’s Chair for the Public Affairs Student Association (PASA). Whitney was also nominated by faculty to represent the MPA Program as a participant in the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition in February 2018. Whitney’s interests lie in the areas of human resources and public management. Upon graduation, Whitney plans to enter back into the working world and expand her professional career in both of these areas.