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SPAA Graduate Profile: Glennae Brown (BA'21, MPA'23)

Glennae Brown (BA'21, MPA'23)

Name: Glennae Brown
Age: 23 
Hometown: North Brunswick
SPAA BA Grad Month/Year: May 2021
SPAA MPA Grad Month/Year: May 2023
Current Position: Graduate Assistant for the Office of Housing and Residence Life, Operations Manager for the Office of Reservations and Special Events, RU-N  

Why did you enroll at SPAA?
I wanted to understand the public sector better and help people.  

What do you hope to accomplish with your degree?
I plan to use my master's to do humanitarian work and build my leadership skills in future side projects.  

Favorite SPAA memory and/or most meaningful experience at SPAA?
My favorite memory is having Arts and Culture with Dr. Warner right before the pandemic started. Everyone in the class was great and Dr. Warner was so passionate about the course.  

Biggest challenge(s)?
Economics and Applied Statistics were probably the most difficult courses I took but being in constant communication with my professors and classmates made being in the class less stressful.  

Next steps?
I will be working as a fellow in the leadership fellow program for the Port Authority of NY and NJ.  

Advice to incoming students?
Connect with your fellow classmates because they are going through the same things you are academically and professionally. Also, connect with your professors because they are directly in the field that you are trying to break into and have certain specialties.