Meet the Alumni Ambassadors


The goals of the MPA Alumni Ambassadors program are to (1) create a platform for participants to share their experience and knowledge of the MPA degree and certificate programs in the community; (2) promote the degree and certificate programs; (3) assist in recruiting new students; and (4) help future graduates by connecting them with alumni. Ultimately, MPA Ambassadors will help transform our alumni connection within the MPA program and SPA, as well as strengthen our partnerships with the communities that we serve.

Jerell Blenman, MPA '20 LJ Capps, MPA '14 (they/them/theirs) Elizabeth Cardenas, MPA '17 Emily Colón, MPA '14
iconCorporal Detective, Criminal Investigation Division - Temple Terrace Police Department sarah-cappsBorough Manager - East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania elizabeth-cardenasDivision Director, Government Relations & Strategic Services - Hillsborough County emily-colonDeputy City Manager - City of Lakeland
Xavier Colon, MPA '21 Cayla Duckworth, MPA '21 Chris Findley, MPA '21 Sane Haidara, MPA '19
iconRedevelopment Manager - Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency iconLegal Recruitment Consultant - Crossdale Search iconSecurity Specialist - U.S. Department of Justice sane-haidaraFounder / President - ADCS, Mali
Sharon Hamisak, MPA '22 Octavia Jarnegan, MPA '21 Zoe Jenkins, MPA '18 Sean Lopez, MPA '19
iconAssistant Administrator, Board Management - Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital iconDirector, Customer Care - Hillsborough County Clerk of Court & Comptroller zoe-jenkinsSenior Budget Analyst - Jefferson County, Colorado sean-lopezSenior Financial Analyst - Thurston County Government, Washington
Michael Manning, MPA '20 Denise McDaniel, MPA '22 Lisa Mifflin, MPA '08 Rebecca Moistner, MPA '21
iconAssistant City Manager - City of Crystal River iconOffice Manager, Utility Billing - City of Plant City lisa-mifflinCommunity Affairs Officer, Southern District - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency iconTransportation Planner II - City of St. Petersburg
Susan Obarski, MPA '14 Ratna Okhai, MPA '15 Humayra Qadir, MPA '21 Alexis Searfoss, MPA '19
susan-obarskiSenior Director, Project Management Office - ISPE ratna-okhaiAssistant Professor - University of South Florida iconAdjunct - University of South Florida alexis-searfossLegislative & Operations Associate - Corcoran Partners
Johnathan Sims, MPA '18 Christina Stevens, MPA '22 Okan Suler, MPA '19  
iconPlanner II - Polk County Board of County Commissioners iconDirector of Annual Giving - Tampa General Hospital okan-sulerTreasury Controller - Ministry of Treasury & Finance, Turkey  
Justin Tramble, MPA '16 Edgardo Valentin, MPA '18 Liz Wooten-Reschke, MPA '06  
justin-trambleExecutive Director - Tampa Bay Waterkeeper iconRightpath Manager of Fiscal & Business Administration - University of South Florida liz-wootenPresident / CEO & Lead Consultant - Connect for More