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Meet the Undergraduate Lead Ambassadors

The undergraduate Lead Ambassadors are current Batten BA third and fourth year students in the Bachelor of Arts program. Each of them bring a unique perspective on life at Batten, and you will see them at many of the Batten admissions events throughout the year. Read on to learn more about our Lead Ambassadors!

A Reflection on CIBO from First Year MPPs

First year MPP student Kaitlyn Savage shares more about the experience she and her classmates had with Batten's two-week MPP orientation - the Complete Immersion Batten Orientation (CIBO)! Read on to learn more about the program and the transition to the first weeks of the semester.

Meet the SE Fellows

The SE Fellows are student representatives working to promote the pan-university social entrepreneurship minor. They host office hours every week where you could seek start-up advising, schedule planning help, or study abroad information. Read on to meet our SE Fellows and ready why they chose the SE minor!

Gary Christensen

This week, we sat down with first-year MPP student Gary Christensen to learn more about his Batten experience. Gary moved from Salt Lake City, Utah to attend Batten after spending several years at Goldman Sachs. Read on to learn more about Gary and his advice for prospective students in our latest blog post!

Scott Rykala

Scott is a first-generation college student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before Batten, Scott was an intern on Capitol Hill. Keep reading to learn a bit more about Scott's journey to Batten and his advice for prospective students! 

Student Spotlight Alyssa Tulabut

After working for six years after graduating from UVA, read why Alyssa Tulabut (MPP/MBA '24) decided to return to Grounds to pursue a dual degree at Batten and Darden.

Guada Pinto

In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, the Admissions team sat down with second-year Accelerated MPP and Batten Latinx Network (BLN) President Guada Pinto to discuss her student experience and the role of BLN within the Batten School.

Transitioning to the Batten Classroom

Continue following first year post-graduate MPP candidate Ellie Murphy as she finishes her first month of coursework at Batten. Read on to learn more about her transition to graduate coursework, her daily schedule, and her favorite study spots!

Moving to Charlottesville: Batten Edition

Follow first year post-graduate MPP candidate Ellie Murphy as she moves to Charlottesville. Keep reading to hear more about her moving experience, undergraduate to graduate transition, and her favorite Charlottesville spots!

Students smiling in a group

Wondering what Batten is like outside of class? Hear from second-year MPP student Ethan Betterton about the non-academic challenges he faced in his first year, and how the Batten community stepped up to help him.