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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.

Students in cap and gown with text Admissions Information Session

Are you undecided about your academic path? Looking for a program that will help you solve today’s toughest social and policy challenges? Watch a recording of our summer information session for answers to these questions.

Students laughing at graduation, with text "Our Favorite Batten Memories"

As we count down the days to the fall semester, we asked some of our students what their favorite Batten memory has been.

Students in graduation attire laughing

While this past year and a half has presented a number of challenges for individuals across the US and globe, students at Batten also experienced moments of joy. As we reflect on the end of the spring semester, we asked some of our students what their favorite Batten memory has been.