ACCG Welcomes Summer Interns
ACCG is welcoming three new interns for the summer term. Georgia State University (GSU) student Yuruomeng Wang and Valdosta State University (VSU) student Kelly Evans will serve as policy and research interns, and GSU Law student Charlie Hulett will serve as a law clerk. During their time with ACCG, Wang, Evans, and Hulett will assist the legal, research, and policy teams with special projects, research, and data collection and analysis.
Yuruomeng Wang, also known as W, is a Master of Public Administration (MPA) student at GSU. She earned her Master’s in Economics from GSU in 2019. Originally from Qingdao, Shandong, China, W has been in the United States for about 11 years. Since her junior year at Indiana University, Bloomington, she prepared numerous research and analysis papers on social policies. Her primary interests in social policies are economic development and public health. She has always been interested in puzzles and numbers. W enjoys the fun of the process of visualizing small things and finally reaching the result. While interning at the Georgia Municipal Association in 2020, she developed an interest in data visualization and digital design, and she has created many reports and flyers using Canva and Stata. During her time with ACCG, W will collect and analyze election results, create and manage a salary survey, collect data on a variety of topics, review and analyze tax data, and provide other research assistance as needed.
Kelly S. Evans is a MPA student at VSU. She is originally from Thomson and attended Georgia Tech for her undergraduate degree in International Affairs. Kelly has more than 30 years of experience in local government, where she served as McDuffie County Information Technology Director and Executive Director of East Georgia Housing Authority Partners. She is a Certified Management Executive by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and a certified Housing Development Finance Professional by the National Development Council. While IT Director, Kelly served as President of GA-GMIS. Kelly has led three Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) teams and was an executive board member for McDuffie County Archway. Kelly’s academic interest is in conflict resolution strategies for state and local government, and after graduating she will pursue a position in local government leadership development with a conflict management focus. As an intern, Kelly will conduct research on healthcare and EMS services, track and analyze election results, help update Handbook chapters, and collect and analyze data for various policy areas.
Charlie Hulett is a rising third-year law student at GSU, where she is a Graduate Scholar. She is also set to begin her dual Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech in the fall. Prior to law school, Hulett received degrees in Economics and International Business from the University of Georgia and spent time as a consultant in the Fin-Tech industry. She has focused her legal experience on the regulatory environment as an extern at the Federal Highway Administration and in the Olmstead Disability Rights Clinic. She is interested in the intersection of private and public interest and looks forward to learning more about how that happens on the local level. Outside of school, Hulett enjoys cooking, spending time with her greyhound, Sonny, and going to art events around Atlanta. For her clerkship with ACCG, Hulett will support the legal team by conducting legal research on short-term and long-term rentals and development authorities, in addition to writing legal memos and updating ACCG publications.