Political Science in the News
ET-ASPA & UT-ICMA Host Ms. Abbie Hudgens, distinguished UT MPA Alumna
Friday Feb. 26, UT MPA graduate, Ms. Abbie Hudgens came to the Baker Center for Public Policy and spoke to students and faculty about “Insights on the Public Service and Policy Change.” Ms. Hudgens shared her story of how she began and how she came to be where she is today as the Director of the Workers’ Compensation Division in the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development. She illustrated how a career in public service can provide unexpected opportunities, make a difference, and spark personal growth. Ms. Hudgens gave several important bits of advice on how to have a successful career in public service, which left students inspired and ready to get out into the field.