The Office of Personal Career development is working with the Office of Alumni Relations to bring the expertise and advice of UD’s outstanding alumni network directly to students. When the panel goes live, UD students will be able to peruse the background of participating panelists and pose questions to alumni from a variety of career fields. Here’s one of our panel members.
BA Politics, 1987
Career Sector: Public Service
Graduate Degrees: Master of Arts, Politics, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Master of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
Current Job Title: Analyst IV
Current Employer: Legislative Budget Board
What career path led to your current position?
I studied public affairs at the LBJ school of public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. I have been analyzing criminal justice data in one way or another since 1994 .
What kind of credentials, education, training, prior experience are needed to pursue this path?
A Master’s degree in politics or public affairs or statistics helps a lot. A person needs experiencing analyzing quantitative data.
How was your major and/or your degree from UD related to your current work?
My education at the University of Dallas taught me how to think, how to read, and how to write. Those three things go along way in any field, including this one.