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Amazing Students

Senior Leilah Zahedi’s life work will span international horizons. She plans to become a physician and would like to travel to Iran, her ancestral home, to advocate for women’s rights. As a freshman, Zahedi was invited to come to UGA…

Senior Honors student Kate McGlamry cares about the world and the people in it. She has done environmental conservation work in Costa Rica, she has done research to help people with pancreatic cancer, and she has worked to help victims…

The experiences graduate student William Rooks has had on campus, in the nation’s capital and in China are preparing him for tomorrow’s increasingly connected and globalized world. His goal is to attend law school so that he can serve as…

When Alyssa Larsen received her bachelor’s degree, she realized the quality of a University of Georgia education was top-rate. Like many students, she graduated and got a job. She got married and moved to suburban Atlanta. When it was time…

When she was three years old, Yasmin Yonis and her family came to Atlanta as refugees from the civil war in Somalia. This experience has shaped her life in such a way that she plans to take all the experiences…

Senior Faraz Ahmed has many interests, but he is most passionate about broadcast news. He currently works as a broadcasting manager for UGA NewSource, a daily news show produced by students on UGA’s campus. He has also worked with an…

Having grown up around UGA, Sheena Zhang is serious about taking full advantage of all that the university has to offer and using her education and experience to impact the environment on a global scale. As a junior, she has…

Bridgett Johnson is amazed by the number of opportunities for involvement at UGA and has been involved in everything from co-chairing the Homecoming parade, studying Shakespeare at Oxford, to tutoring students at Fowler Drive Elementary. She has been interested in…

Cleveland Piggott Jr. got his first taste of research at the University of Georgia while he was still a senior in high school. He’s spent every year since then working to better understand the cellular mechanisms involved in Alzheimer’s disease.…

From dancing with dislocated toes, to sharing research at the CURO Symposium and serving as a Dawg Camp Counselor, Corbin Busby has taken full advantage of all the opportunities that first drew him to a large university like UGA. Corbin…

Spending 20 hours digging recyclables out of trash cans isn’t Mark Milby’s idea of fun, but it certainly demonstrates his commitment to sustainability. The senior ecology major helped start the UGA Gameday Recycling program, which last year alone collected more…

Erika Martinez-Uribe has enjoyed all the little things about being a student at UGA. From broadening of her appreciation for dance, theater and music through attending many campus performances to reading on campus lawns, Erika has made sure that she…

Senior Lizzy Nephew has used her experiences as a public relations major in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication to raise awareness of homelessness, stage a benefit concert for the Girls’ Rock non-profit and plan popular campus events…

Shelby Jones found her passion for literature and the written word at UGA and has put it to work through the CURO program, where she studied the validity of the English major. She participated in the Oxford study abroad program…

Senior Erica Holland didn’t waste any time before exploring her opportunities for research and student activities at UGA. She has participated in a study on the use of Facebook by political candidates, is involved in the university’s chapter of the…

Ecology major Brian Wesley Watts came to UGA for its research opportunities and has not been disappointed. Through the CURO program, he co-authored a soil ecology study that will be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. He has traveled to…