My name is Lauren Hill and I am a current MPA student here at the Maxwell School. My studies are focused on both public and non-profit management as well as state and local financial management.
I am originally from Dallas, Texas. I graduated in May of 2013 from Austin College, a small liberal arts college in Sherman, Texas. While at Austin College, I majored in Political Science and double-minored in Spanish and Community Service and Policy. I worked for my last two years of undergrad with the city of Denison, Texas as a Social Entrepreneurship for Poverty Alleviation intern. This internship exposed me to the day-to-day workings of local governments and the tireless work of local administrators. It was with the city that I learned the importance of governance at the local level and developed a passion for public service.
I am so thrilled to be a student at Maxwell and I look forward to sharing my thoughts, perspectives, and experiences while here. I would be happy to answer any questions about the program and my state and local track. I am also one of the resident Texans in the program so I am always more than happy to talk about life in Syracuse.