Public Administration Student Association

Network with fellow Wilder School students and faculty, local organizations and members of the government and public affairs industries.


About Us

The Public Administration Student Association (PASA) is a graduate student organization that offers professional development opportunities for students in the Wilder School PhD (Public Policy and Administration), Masters of Public Administration, and Nonprofit/Public Management certificate programs. PASA hosts social events for networking and professional development opportunities that help prepare certificate, MPA and PhD graduates to be successful in the public sector.









Member Benefits

Join PASA to access professional development and networking opportunities specific to the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. As we navigate life's challenges, it is integral that we can find support in our academic community. Regardless of status (full- or part-time), students are encouraged to build connections with their peers and faculty through PASA forums. Membership is open to Public Policy & Administration PhD, Public Administration Master, and non-degree seeking certificate students. Members are also invited to nominate themselves or other PASA members for acknowledgement in our monthly newsletter. We would love to showcase the personal, professional, and/or academic feats of our peers. Please submit entries to

Events & Activities

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Our Team

Erika Gomez Profile

Erika Gomez

Cami Hart Profile

Cami Hart

Derrick Watkins Profile

Derrick Watkins


This organization does not restrict membership based on race, color, religion, national origin (including ethnicity), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), parenting status, marital status, political affiliation, military status (including veteran status), genetic information (including family medical history), sexual orientation, gender identify, gender expression, or disability. All VCU students who support the mission of our organization are welcome to participate in programs and events.


Public Administration Student Association

Raleigh Building 1001 W. Franklin St.
Richmond VA 23284