Alexandria Jenks

Hometown: Killeen/Ft. Hood, Texas

Major: Master of Public Affairs
Expected Graduation Date: August 2017

Why did you decide on a degree in Public Affairs?

I decided on a degree in Public Affairs to not only excel in my current position in local government, but also that I could obtain the expertise to provide for the community in an executive position.

What do you like about your Program at UT Dallas?

I enjoy the people at UTD. Everyone I have come in contact with has been more than happy to help. It is evident that the professors and instructors in the UTD MPA program are experts in their field and have a plethora of knowledge that has been gleaned from their professional experiences.

Plans for the Future

I hope to continue giving back to my community in the public sector and move into an executive position as an appointed official.

Advice to Prospective EPPS Students

Listen, soak in what your instructors are saying, and have fun!


Traveling, cycling, hiking, camping (I am learning to love the outdoors!), trying new foods, and watching movies.