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Will Collier

Will Collier

Will Collier is a Presidential Scholar and has made the dean’s list, but what he’s really pleased with are the opportunities his internships have given him.  In 2005 he spent a month in South Africa studying sustainable development and building practices in rural and poor townships.  That same year, what began as a short internship at the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve at the southern tip of Chile developed into a lengthy independent research project involving systems analysis of beaver impacts…

Mark Bullard

Mark Bullard

Fifth-year landscape architecture student Mark Bullard is a leader, and he feels much gratitude for his time at UGA. As a participant at LeaderShape 2007, he realized that every great leader needs great followers to be successful, and he has demonstrated his desire to help others through his work for ugaMIRACLE, a campus philanthropy where he serves as the internal director, and as a student of the School of Environmental Design. As part of his coursework in fall 2007 and…

Sarah Collins

Sarah Collins

In between shaving her head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for children’s cancer research and creating pottery, Sarah Collins is helping to redesign and promote the UGA Coastal Gardens and Historic Bamboo Farm.  She has won several environmental stewardship awards and hopes to make a career out of sustainable landscape architecture.

Melissa Gogo

Melissa Gogo

Melissa Gogo definitely has a firm grip on the past while working toward a promising future. She has helped repair historic buildings in Athens, captured the history and beauty of Founders Memorial Garden, toured the ruins of Blarney Castle, danced to the hits of a bygone era and has made design recommendations for Project Riverway. She enjoys the myriad of experiences and influences that make up the Athens community and finds it a great place to gain hands-on experience in…

Chernoff, Brian

Brian Chernoff

Brian Chernoff has studied in Australia, lived in Guatemala and volunteered in Mexico and New Orleans. Now, 12 years after finishing his undergraduate work, he has returned to the classroom for “...more formal training and education for a career solving global challenges in water and related sustainable practices.” 

partee, valarae

ValaRae Partee

ValaRae Partee finds value in conducting research and community service projects that help children. Her ultimate goal is to develop a process by which living organisms are used to clean the air. Given unlimited resources, the environmental engineering junior from Lithonia wants to save the planet.