Afterword: A Passion for Public Service Headed to Chapel Hill
Passion for Public Service

Afterword: A Passion for Public Service Headed to Chapel Hill

Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV – A Passion for Public Service with Rafael Baptista Stay Connected with Rafael: Email, LinkedIn, and Twitter Now that Rafael has decided to take his talents to Chapel Hill, it is time to focus on the fun details of moving from Oregon to North Carolina. Before Rafael escapes the rainy, overcast … Continue reading

Part IV: A Passion for Public Service Headed to Chapel Hill
Passion for Public Service

Part IV: A Passion for Public Service Headed to Chapel Hill

Part I, Part II, and Part III – A Passion for Public Service with Rafael Baptista Simply from reading the news, one can easily infer that our communities (locally, regionally, and nationally) face critical decisions regarding our future. Amid this backdrop, I made the decision this fall that I was going to pursue a Master in Public Administration to … Continue reading

Part III: A Passion for Public Service with Rafael Baptista
Passion for Public Service

Part III: A Passion for Public Service with Rafael Baptista

Part I and Part II – A Passion for Public Service with Rafael Baptista Submit In an evening in late December, I finally pushed the “Submit” button of the last of my applications for a Fall MPA (or, in one case, MBA/MPA) program. This single gesture capped months of preparation and hard work: from online research and informational … Continue reading

Part II: A Passion for Public Service with Rafael Baptista
Passion for Public Service

Part II: A Passion for Public Service with Rafael Baptista

Part I: A Passion for Public Service with Rafael Baptista The GRE, a New Job, and Graduate School Over a month ago, I made the life-changing decision to pursue a Masters in Public Administration. However, only now, with GRE scores in hand and the first applications to graduate school looming, am I appreciating the full scope of … Continue reading