ATLANTA — Eight Georgia State University alumni who hold degrees from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies are among the Alumni Association’s 2020 class of distinguished alumni under the age of 40 who will be celebrated virtually on March 25 at 6 p.m.
The 40 Under 40 program recognizes and honors the most influential and innovative graduates who embody the values of Georgia State. The university’s third class of honorees were named in early 2020, prior to the pandemic.
“Our award celebrates the Panthers who are making a difference in their organizations and communities — from government to entertainment, and academia to Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between,” said Christina Million, (MBA ’00) Georgia State’s associate vice president of alumni relations.
The 2020 Andrew Young School honorees are:
- Alex Camardelle(M.P.A. ‘14), Senior Policy Analyst for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
- Anique Y.M. Graham(M.P.A. ‘16), Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Department of Education
- John Michael Lee Jr. (M.P.A. ‘05), V.P. for Development and Policy Analysis at the Southern Regional Education Board
- Taneisha Lee(M.P.A. ‘11, Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies ‘16), CEO of Transformative Research and Evaluation
- Wil Lutz(B.S. in Criminal Justice ‘17), American football placekicker for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League
- Lillie Madali(M.P.A. ‘13), Smart City Program Director for the City of Atlanta
- Ashley Matthews(B.S. in Criminal Justice ‘03, M.S. in Nutrition ‘10), Assistant Director for Patient Nutrition Services at WellStar Health System
- Kalif Robinson(Honors College, B.A. in Economics ’17), Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State
“We are immensely proud of our Andrew Young School honorees,” said Dean Sally Wallace. “Their outstanding achievements highlight our mission to strengthen communities and develop leaders around the world in policy, scholarship and public engagement, and provide inspiration to the students here who are currently pursuing careers that will make a difference in the world.”
Update of original story by Alison Tyrer