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2019 PASA Officers

Welcome back to LSU for a new semester and the start of a new year. The 2019 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. Please contact PASA President David Lehman at or through the Department of Public Administration office at any time. 

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David Lehman
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David Lehman is an MPA student from Baton Rouge who serves as president of the Public Administration Student Association. He currently works as a graduate research assistant for the LSU Economics and Policy Research Group where he evaluates the effectiveness and practicality of various policies, programs, and tax proposals. As an undergraduate, he earned an economics degree with Upper Division Honors and has been fortunate enough to live and work in Brazil, Canada, and New York City. Upon graduation, he aspires to work in public policy consulting, economic research, or fiscal budgeting analysis.

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Maurice Kirksey
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Maurice Kirksey is a part-time MPA student and full-time staff member of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. He earned his Bachelor in Political Science from LSU and a Management & Leadership Certificate from LSU Digital & Continuing Education.

Kirksey currently serves as a coordinator for the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Duties range from HR contact, liaison to LSU International Services, and program coordinator, to graduate program manager.

His primary interest is health administration and he seeks to hone his skills in policy analysis and public management. His career interests include serving as a medical and health services program manager for either the federal government or a private healthcare institution, and a management analyst.

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Trent Reynolds
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Trenton Reynolds, a native of Zachary, LA, is a first year, full-time MPA student. He received his bachelor’s degree in child and family studies with a minor in business administration. In undergrad, he traveled to Cintsa, South Africa where he worked in local villages on community development projects. His academic interest include working in public affairs and campaign management.

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Kasey Dauterive
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Kasey Dauterive is a first year MPA student and Louisiana native. She graduated from LSU in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Child and Family Studies and is eager to serve those in her Louisiana community. As an undergraduate she worked full time as a server and a liaison for the LSU Center for Academic Success. She is currently a research assistant with the Department of Public Administration and her career aspirations are within the fields of public management and human resources.