Kayla Roberson

Kayla Roberson
Kayla Roberson

Grady DC Field Study & Internship Program

Hometown: Ellijay, GA

Majors: Journalism, Political Science; Public Affairs Communications Certificate

Colleges:  Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication, School of Public & International Affairs (SPIA)

Career goals: To work as a Communications Director for a government organization


Class of 2022

*EL Scholarship Recipient

Kayla participated in the Grady DC Field Study and Internship Program, where she spent a summer studying and working as a press intern for a Congressman.


"Getting to spend this summer working in Washington, DC, as a press intern for a Congressman prepared me to begin my career in the communications field after I graduate.  It was truly one of the most incredible experiences and was invaluable in my efforts to achieve my future career goals"

Kayla Roberson in front of the US Capitol Building


"During my time in DC, I worked full-time for Congressman Andrew Clyde (GA-09), as well as taking a class led by Professor Joe Watson. This experience was greatly beneficial to my career aspirations, and I learned many valuable skills that will assist me as I continue my education and pursue a career in political communications.

I had the opportunity to network with many different UGA alumni who are currently working in a variety of positions in DC. Every person I met with offered me invaluable advice and insight about what it is like to live and work in Washington, DC.  I will never forget getting to walk past the Supreme Court building and into the Capitol every morning for work.  It was one of the most incredible experiences I have had so far."