ACCG Welcomes Fall Interns

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University of Georgia (UGA) students Ben Hancock, Law Clerk, and Matthew Sartor, Policy and Research Intern, joined ACCG in September. During their time with ACCG, Hancock and Sartor will assist the legal, research, and policy teams with special projects, research, and data collection and analysis.
Matthew Sartor is a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management student at UGA. He is originally from Gainesville and attended UGA for his undergraduate degree where he majored in History, International Affairs, and Political Science. His current academic interests are in disaster management, national intelligence, climate and biodiversity policy, and public safety administration. Upon graduation, he hopes to work in emergency planning or intelligence analysis. Sartor has interned or completed projects for organizations such as FEMA Region 4, Oconee County Emergency Management, Flowery Branch Police Department, and was the SPIA-Senator Isakson Public Policy Fellow in Fall of 2019. For the fellowship, he was part of UGA’s Washington Semester Program, and also completed a study abroad program to South Africa in May of 2018. When not in the classroom, Sartor’s hobbies include listening to podcasts, reading, walking, birdwatching, boardgames, and he is a dedicated football and soccer fan.  During his time with ACCG, Sartor will conduct surveys, update tracking documents, prepare LOST statistical data for counties, and collect and analyze data for various policy areas.
Ben Hancock is a native of Ocilla, Georgia. In 2019, he graduated with an undergraduate degree from UGA in Agribusiness. He is currently a third-year student at UGA Law and will graduate in May. Hancock serves as the vice president for the Tax Law Society and is an active member of the law school’s Negotiation Team. As a summer associate at a civil defense firm, Hancock developed an interest in civil litigation and, upon graduation, intends to pursue a career in this field. In his free time, Hancock enjoys spending time with family, exploring the outdoors, and cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturdays. Over the course of his clerkship with ACCG, Hancock will support the legal team by conducting legal research, writing memos, and assisting in the update of ACCG publications.  

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