Department of Public Policy Leadership

University of Mississippi

Anna Hall, Ella Endorf, and Jack Furla, Public Policy Leadership Student Ambassadors

Anna Hall

Anna Hall, Student Ambassador for the Department of Public Policy Leadership
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Anna Hall

Anna Hall is a Public Policy Leadership and Print Journalism double major with a minor in history. She is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, The Ole Miss Big Event, RebelTHON, and the Associated Student Body Senate where she currently serves as the President Pro Tempore.

Student Profile

Why did you choose to major in PPL at UM?
When I was a senior in high school, I toured so many schools, but no program catered to my interests and needs like PPL and the Lott Institute. I chose PPL because of the small class sizes, diversity of disciplines, and the community it would provide me.

Go-to meal in Oxford?
Crab cakes from Mcewens.

What are you binge watching?
The Politician.

Has UM provided any leadership opportunities?
Yes, and I would even go further to say that Lott has provided me with leadership opportunities. This year, I have the honor of leading the ASB Senate as the President Pro Tempore, and I would have never had the confidence to do something like that without the support of the friends I’ve made in Lott.

What are your career aspirations?
I want to go to law school and then I want to eventually be the first female head referee of the NFL!

Ella Endorf

Ella Endorf, Student Ambassador for the Department of Public Policy Leadership
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Ella Endorf


Ella Endorf is a sophomore from North Bend, Nebraska. Since arriving, she’s gotten involved in Greek life, campus ambassadors, and the Associated Student Body. In her position on ASB, she serves as the Executive Principal of Academics and regularly meets with faculty and represents student interests to university administration.

Student Profile

Why did you choose to major in PPL at UM?
I’ve always had a passion for helping people, and I knew I’d found my home at the Lott Institute the first time I visited! I love the unique blend of perspectives and backgrounds with everyone’s shared love for policy.

Go-to meal in Oxford?
El Agave or Rice & Spice!

What are you binge watching?
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Has UM provided any leadership opportunities?
Absolutely! I regularly meet with UM administration for my position on ASB, and the Lott Institute helped me find a great internship for this summer.

Have you had an opportunity to create an independent organization or business?
Yes, I created a summer camp for elementary-aged girls to study world cultures.

What are your career aspirations?
I plan to go to law school after graduating. From there, I may work on Capitol Hill or work as an attorney

Have you had a lightbulb moment in class?
Yes! On one of my first days of public policy 101, we took a leadership test to determine what kind of leaders we all are. Those test results helped me understand my fellow students and relate to them even when our opinions differ.

What’s an experience that made you feel empowered as a student?
The first time I drove the golf cart.

Have professors at UM mentored you?
Definitely — I think I met with one of my PPL professors three times in one week earlier this semester.

How have you applied the skills you learned in your PPL classes?
I’ve gotten wayyyyyy better at holiday political debates.

Jack Furla

Jack Furla, Student Ambassador for the Department of Public Policy Leadership
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Jack Furla

Jack Furla is pursuing a double-degree in Public Policy Leadership and Banking and Finance with a minor in French. As a student in the Honors College, Jack is an ambitious sophomore who serves as the Chairman of the ASB Senate Committee on Infrastructure and University Development, the Vice Chairman of Ole Miss College Republicans, and Scholarship Chairman of his fraternity. His goal is to pursue a career in Washington, D.C. in lobbying after law school.