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Ben B Ayres
Spring 2013, Fall 2012

The DC Semester Program was a great way to further my education by connecting me with UGA.

Brief bio:

I am currently a legislative correspondent for Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and have been in the senator’s official office since January 2015. In this capacity, I cover agriculture, energy, natural resources, forestry, and environment issues.

Before this role, I served as Senator Perdue’s Metro Atlanta field representative and worked on Senator Perdue’s campaign as the deputy state field director. I also have experience in the United States House of Representatives, higher education government relations, and political fundraising.

Expected graduation:

Degree objective:

Why I went:

It seemed like a great way to build on my area of study.

Favorite spot to visit:

Rose’s Luxury

Most memorable day:

Why I'm glad I went:

It was a great opportunity to connect with people that would lead to the job I am in today.

Where I interned:

Office of Congressman Jack Kingston

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