Aubrey Stewart

Doctoral Student, Ph.D. in Public Affairs



Aubrey Stewart is a second year PhD student pursuing his doctoral studies in Public Affairs through the US State Department's Fulbright Scholarship. His research interest is focused on collaborative governance, citizen security, performance management and social economics. These include topics such as leadership, performance data use, social investment, community safety and security. Fueled by these interests, Aubrey pursued a master’s degree in Comparative Politics and Political Theory, a bachelor’s degree in Political Leadership, Strategy and Management and various professional development certifications from The University of the West Indies, Mona, in Jamaica and University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.   

Prior to joining the FIU graduate student family, Aubrey worked as a Data Scientist and Research Fellow within Ministry of National Security and the Office of the Prime Minister in Jamaica, and has a long history of community mobilization and development. Through his unbroken years of community service and mobilization, in 2018, he received the Queen’s Young Leader Award for Community Development from Her Majesty the Queen of England, which recognizes exceptional young leaders across the world who have displayed exemplary community leadership and utilize their skills to transform lives. Aubrey lives by the Marcus Garvey inspired mantra - “There is no height to which we cannot climb by using the active intelligence of our minds.”