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Alumni in the Spotlight

Every year, Public Matters magazine highlights a few outstanding Texas State MPA alumni. To read more about these alumni, please click on the magazine links.

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Paul Diaz
Budget Manager
City of Waco, TX

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Apurva Naik
Economic Development Integrator, Austin Regional Office
Economic Development Administration, US Department of Commerce

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Dr. Saidat Ilo
Assistant Professor, Political Science
University of Houston - Victoria

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Brenda Eivens
City Manager
City of Cedar Park, TX

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Jared Werner
Chief Financial Officer
City of New Braunfels, TX

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Jordan Macha
Executive Director
Bayou City Waterkeeper

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Brion Oaks
Chief Equity Officer
City of Austin, TX

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Evy Gonzales
Director of Strategic Research Initiatives
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, Texas State University

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Nim Kidd
Chief of Emergency Management
Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)

Vice Chancellor for Disaster & Emergency Services
Texas A&M University System (TAMUS)

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James Harkins
Director of Public Services
Archives & Records, TX General Land Office (GLO)

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Jason Alexander
City of Austin

Samantha Alexander
Marketing and Outreach
Austin Independent School District

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Mitchell Sellers
Assistant Professor, American Politics & Public Policy
Temple University

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James Quintero
Director, Center for Local Governance
Texas Public Policy Foundation

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Travis Whetsell
Ph.D. Student
John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State University

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Alaric Robertson
Management Analyst
TX Department of Licensing & Regulation

Read our updates on what other MPA graduates have been up to since graduating!