Preston Hardge

Preston HardgeCurrent Location: Springfield, IL
Hometown: Houston, TX

UIS Degree: M.P.A. 2013
Other Degree: B.A. 2010, Hampton University in Hampton, VA

Current Position
Legislative Assistant – Illinois State Senate Democratic Caucus

Memories of SSU/UIS
“Working with the Illinois Innocence Project opened my eyes to the injustices that exist in our criminal justice system.”

How did UIS change or prepare you?
“UIS prepared me for the challenges of working in state government through its Graduate Public Service Internship Program (GPSI). GPSI provided a network of people who provided opportunities for me to gain experience and skills to do my job today.”

Personal Tidbit
“I love travelling, experiencing different cultures, and enjoying time with family.”

Posted on August 5, 2014