Sometimes people just need a break, and Kaia Kirk was one of them. After graduating from Jackson State University last spring with a degree in political science, Kirk took a year off to teach ESL classes at an elementary school in her hometown of Atlanta.
The pause served her well because, in February 2020, she was offered a full-ride scholarship to the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. In the latest U.S. News & World Report, the school ranked No. 1 in the nation for graduate education in public affairs for the eighth consecutive year. Read More