The Public Administration Graduate Student Association (PAGSA) exists to represent and serve graduate students in the School of Public Administration and other graduate students enrolled (degree and non-degree) in public administration courses without regard to UNM campus attendance. PAGSA sponsors activities to provide opportunities for students' academic, professional and social growth.
PAGSA representatives work with other graduate and professional programs and their students through the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), to create and pass legislation that focuses on problems affecting graduate students. Please visit GSPA's website to see what initiatives GPSA is currently involved in.
PAGSA Speaker Series
What can I do with my MPA degree?
PAGSA has created a speaker series to answer just that question. In the series MPA: What’s Next? PAGSA will welcome five different speakers to discuss how each used their MPA degree to navigate their postgrad life. We have targeted SPA MPA Alums from five common industries to come and speak.
Refreshments and School of Public Administration T-Shirts will be available for all who attend. Distance student? No problem! We will be broadcasting the series via Facebook live. Make sure to ‘like’ the PAGSA page to have access to the video. https://www.facebook.com/UNMPAGSA/
Texanna Martin earned a Master in Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Human Resource Management, and a bachelor degree in Political Science and Sociology from The University of New Mexico (UNM). She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational, Information, and Learning Sciences (OILS), and works as the Department Administrator for the Geography and Environmental Studies Department at UNM. Martin has held a variety of roles in higher education: Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) President, GPSA Finance Chair, Research Assistant, recruitment coordinator, scholarship/grant reader trainer, grant evaluator trainer, member of accreditation steering committee, advisor, and Women Student Veteran Vice President. Martin is from Albuquerque, New Mexico and is a first-generation college student, single mother, and daughter of a Vietnam veteran. She has a passion for advocacy and understands the organizational development process.