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.
2018-2019 PAGSA Council
Rose Davenport is a native New Mexican and earned her BA in Strategic Communication from UNM. She will be in her final year of graduate school in the MPA program this fall, focusing on human resources management and public management. She's been involved with PAGSA for the last two years and absolutely loves it. As well, Rose has been involved with the graduate student government and has learned so much from her experiences. As a result, it has made her passion for advocacy even stronger than it was. As 2018-19 PAGSA President, "We have an exciting year ahead of us in Public Administration! I will continue to work hard at representing the students’ interests, be a voice for our School for graduate related matters at UNM and be an advocate for any resource that we as a School feel that we need."
Born and raised in New Mexico, Cheyenne Trujillo has finished her first year in the MPA program with a concentration in public management. She currently works for the New Mexico Land Grant Council as a Graduate Outreach Coordinator, part-time. Cheyenne also currently holds a position as West Region's Regional Administrator for Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority Inc. She graduated in May 2017 with her bachelor's in political science and criminology with a minor in Chicana/o studies. While an undergraduate, she was president of four organizations: Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority Inc., Chicana/o Studies Student Organization, Scholars for New Mexico Studies and the Multicultural Greek Council.
Justin O’Shea is a second year MPA student in the School of Public Administration. His current focus is in human resources and public management. Born in Ireland, Justin grew up in New York City before moving to New Mexico as a teen in 2010. His undergraduate background is in environmental science and engineering, graduating with a B.S. from The University of New Mexico in 2016. In his free time, Justin enjoys basketball, soccer, music, exercise, gaming, and traveling.
Kyle is currently entering the second year of his MPA program with an emphasis in public management. For work, Kyle serves as the Alumni Relations and Development Coordinator at UNM's Anderson School of Management. Upon graduating from the Anderson School in 2017 with a degree in marketing, Kyle worked as an Account Executive with the KRQE Media Group until finding his way back to UNM in March of 2018. During his undergraduate tenure, Kyle was UNM’s Student Body President, was awarded the Lena C. Clauve Outstanding Senior Award, and had led two national marketing competition teams. Kyle wants to represent all SPA students to the best of his ability and wants to bring new initiatives to the board to keep engaging students.
2015-16 PAGSA Council presenting at SPA New Student Orientation!