August 24, 2021: Melanie Taylor has spent her entire career working for a nonprofit mental health provider. She currently works as the CEO of the Burke Center, which provides an array of community services to people with mental health issues, intellectual disabilities, and substance use concerns. Taylor attended Texas A&M University for a brief period as an undergraduate and returned to the University to pursue the Executive Master of Public Service and Administration (EMPSA) program through the Bush School as an adult.
November 3, 2020: Matthew Miller began working on his Executive Master of Public Service & Administration (EMPSA) degree as a member of the charter class in summer 2016 when the program began. It was not his first time as a student of the Bush School of Government & Public Service. Miller had already earned an online graduate Certificate in Homeland Security while working at a previous job.
From EMPSA Student to Rocket Scientist: Schedir Illoldi on her Time in the Bush School’s EMPSA Program
August 21, 2020: Most people wait until after they have finished their master’s degree to switch careers or change jobs. As a chronic overachiever, Schedir Illoldi was not one of them. While pursuing the Executive Master of Public Service and Administration (EMPSA) degree from Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, Schedir was working as a Commercial Space Transportation Safety Inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation.