Profiles

Profiles

MEET MICHAELA LOWERY (MPA STUDENT)
Expected Graduate Date: May 2019

Michaela Lowery
My passion is caring for and protecting others— especially people in need. I've seen these values expressed in several of my classes at Levin, so I know that the College is a good fit for me. As a student in the MPA program, I feel that the classes I am taking will put me on a solid foundation to help me achieve my career goals.

Degree:

  • M.P.A., Cleveland State University (expected May 2019)
  • B.A., Public Safety Management, Cleveland State University
Where are you from? 
Cincinnati, OH
 
Describe your volunteer experience: 
As an undergraduate TRIO student I volunteered at the Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland’s Bishop Cosgrove Center. I also became a member of CSU’s 1964 Society and worked on many community service projects and events on and off campus. In the upcoming months I plan to volunteer for a few CSU organizations to help raise money to purchase food and supplies to help Cleveland’s homeless population.
 
Why did you decide to attend Levin?
My passion is caring for and protecting others— especially people in need. I've seen these values expressed in several of my classes at Levin, so I know that the College is a good fit for me. As a student in the MPA program, I feel that the classes I am taking will put me on a solid foundation to help me achieve my career goals.
 
What's your future?
My future is to work in the public safety management field. I hope one day to work for OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) or a similar agency/organization.
 
Who or what inspires you? How?
I am the second person in my family to go to college, my grandfather was the first. My grandfather is a two time alumnus of Howard and Rutgers University. I want to continue his legacy.
 
What issues are you passionate about?
I am passionate about public health and safety specifically how government regulations and policies affect Cleveland’s homeless population. In a country as wealthy as ours I feel that we could be doing more to help and would like to work towards that end in Cleveland.
 
What’s Northeast Ohio’s best kept secret? 
There’s a few: Cleveland has some of the best restaurants in Ohio, just go out and explore to try something new. Cleveland has the second largest theater district in the country. Cleveland also has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also CSU's very own Mather Mansion is one of the few Millionaire’s Row mansions that are still around today.
 
What’s your favorite Levin memory so far? 
My favorite Levin memory so far has been serving on the Dean's Diversity Council. I have learned so much working alongside Levin College’s faculty and staff. I hope to continue participating in this council as a graduate student.
 
What’s your favorite class?
My favorite class so far is Managing Urban Diversity with Dr. Tameka Taylor. I learned a lot about diversity and different cultures. Dr. Taylor provided an open atmosphere where students felt comfortable discussing a wide range of topics including age, race, gender, religion, and more. 
 
What’s a big idea you think about? 
I think about issues of gender equality. When will women earn as much as men? When will women hold more political offices to more equally represent female population in the U.S.?
 
What’s a good book you’ve read? What’s it about? 
A good book I have read is called Kindred by Octavia Butler. It is about a woman who travels back in time to a period where slavery is still going on. She tries to change the past, but realizes that by changing events which are part of her family's history, her own existence may be threatened in the future.