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2021 PASA Officers

Welcome back to LSU for a new semester and the start of a new year. The 2021 PASA officers, together with the Department of Public Administration faculty and staff, will offer more socials and educational seminars this year as part of our renewed emphasis on socializing, networking, and professional development. We also will venture off-campus more to meet, work, and volunteer with local business leaders, non-profit initiatives, and community projects, in addition to finding more funding to send MPA students to professional conferences and meetings throughout the state and country. 

We look forward to meeting and working with you, and wish you all much success during this semester and in the coming year. Contact the PASA officers at pasa.lsu@gmail.com or through the Department of Public Administration office at any time. 

 

Jacob Ellis

Jacob Ellis
President

Jacob Ellis is a full time MPA student and a graduate research assistant for the LSU MPA Department. In May 2020, he graduated from Northwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Through his graduate assistantship, Jacob is engaged in research on environmental and energy policy. He hopes to eventually work for a public organization in public policy and data management.  

Jaylee Russell

Jaylee Russell
Vice President
Jaylee Russell is from Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders. Jaylee's career interests include nonprofits, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and economic aid.  She is a coffee lover and foodie who likes to read and thrift at local shops in the Baton Rouge community. 

 

Caitlin Neal-Jones

Caitlin Neal-Jones
Secretary

Caitlin Neal-Jones is a part time MPA student who has called Lafayette, Louisiana her home for the past five years. Caitlin holds a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University and an MA in Counseling from East Tennessee State University. She has spent the last eight years working in primary, secondary, and post-secondary education. She aspires to work in educational leadership and administration at the district or state level. 

 

Zelena Williams

Zelena Williams
Treasurer
Zelena Williams is a part-time MPA student with roots in the North and Southeastern United States and Antigua and Barbuda. She graduated from Howard University in 2010 with a degree in Journalism and a minor in African-American Studies while serving as the Photography Editor for The Hilltop. She currently works full-time in LSU’s Information Technology Services department and is active in various off and on-campus organizations including the Black Faculty and Staff Caucus and the West Indian Student Association.

Darryl Doyle

Darryl Doyle
Member-at-Large

Darryl Doyle is originally from San Antonio, Texas. He completed his Bachelor of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Darryl is currently enrolled in both the MPA program and the JD program at the Paul M. Hebert Law center. He expects to graduate with both a JD and MPA in the Spring of 2023.