Celebrating Fall 2022 School of Public Policy Graduates

Congratulations, Fall 2022 Public Policy Graduates

Posted December 14, 2022

It’s almost Commencement time, and we’re excited to honor the School of Public Policy students receiving degrees at the Fall 2022 Commencement!

Nine students will graduate this Fall, including six Bachelor of Science in Public Policy (BSPP) candidates and three Master of Science in Public Policy (MSPP) students.

Alana Barr, who participated in the BS/MS program, will graduate with a Master of Science in Public Policy. After graduation, she will travel to Geneva to pursue a traineeship in Maternal Health with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

“My new role will entail developing and enhancing a breastfeeding educational initiative through designing and implementing e-learning modules, identifying relevant stakeholders to disseminate the modules, and assessing and analyzing the effectiveness of these modules in educating people about the benefits and importance of breastfeeding,” Barr said.

Tyrek Shepard, graduating with an MSPP, will join the Black Teacher Collaborative as a senior research assistant. In June, he will move to Philadelphia to join Bristol Myers Squibb’s MBA Technology Leadership Development Program.

“Studying at Georgia Tech has been the experience of a lifetime, and it was a transformative experience,” Shepard said. “I was drawn to the School of Public Policy because of the program’s strong ability to develop researchers at the master’s level. I knew that being trained as a researcher would open numerous doors for me, but I’ve been floored at the reality of it all.”

Sarah Kallis, graduating with a BSPP, will work for Georgia Public Broadcasting as a state politics reporter.

“One of my favorite memories of my time at Tech is finally getting approval to start 3484 Magazine in Spring 2019,” Kallis said. “We have now published six issues!”

And not to be outdone, fellow BSPP graduate Emily Chesser will spend some time backpacking in Europe with some of her best friends before joining the work world (don’t forget to send pictures!).

Other BSPP graduates are Casey Barton, Audrey Carroll, Isabel Knofczynski, and Annabel Luong.

Alexandra Slack joins Shepard and Barr in earning the MSPP.

Congratulations and best wishes to all of our graduates!

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Michael Pearson
Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts