Expected MPA 2017
BA, History; International Studies, Focus in Latin America, Central Connecticut State University
Prior to beginning the MPA program, Kory attended CCSU where he graduated with a degree in History and International Studies, with a focus on Latin America. Kory spent four years on CCSU’s Student Government where he was a member of their Finance Committee and spent two years as the Chair of the Finance Committee and the Treasurer of the Student Government. He participated in two internships simultaneously: the Connecticut General Assembly for House Republicans and the Connecticut historical magazine, CT Explored. He has done original research on nationalism in Former Yugoslavia and how the nationalism of Fidel Castro impacted the Cuban Revolution and its aftermath. Kory is a very talented Latin American dancer who specializes in Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue. He is also a dedicated soccer player and is an avid supporter of Manchester United Football Club.
Kory decided to enrich his future even further by earning his MPA at UConn due to the extremely high rate of success for those who graduate this program. He was impressed by the strong network the program maintains with Alumni and by the career placements of recent Alumni. He was attracted to the mission statement and the program’s dedication in instilling their graduates with a strong commitment to public service and civic engagement. He is enthusiastic about beginning his graduate studies and is most excited for his courses on Economic Analysis for Administration and Public Finance and Budgeting. He is also extremely eager to begin his elective courses as well.
Kory’s goal in life is to return to his home city of Hartford, Connecticut and bring some life to a city that has largely become known for its increased poverty rates and for its inability to commit to its residents. Kory plans to pursue a career in urban municipalities and local educational administration. He strongly believes that UConn’s MPA program is the best place for him to gain the knowledge and strategies to fix his ailing city.