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Amazing Students

Hannah Galloway, a senior majoring in biology, is passionate about children and volunteers her time to mentor them, which is fitting, considering she plans on becoming a pediatrician.

Former UGA gymnast and current graduate student Chelsea Davis tries “to never go into things with the fear of failure but rather with the sheer determination to make it happen no matter what.”

Natalie Bouyett, a master’s student in the School of Social Work, has taken her education in management of nonprofit organizations and successfully put it to work in the community.

Leighton Rowell, a senior majoring in history and Romance languages, excels in the classroom, but her academic prowess has allowed her the opportunity to defend essays in Oxford, stargaze in Morocco and pray in the temples of Bali.

Thanks to the opportunities UGA has provided, Erin Burnett, a junior majoring in agricultural communication, has not only excelled in the classroom but has been able to pursue her passion of world travel.

Torre Lavelle, a 2015 Udall Scholar who is interning with the U.S. Department of State this semester, has traveled to six continents to study as a UGA student. But she still found time to lead a Girl Scout troop for…

Kip Lacy, a senior majoring in ecology and biology, has a passion for research, specifically with fire ants, but sometimes that conflicts with his other passion: music.

Karishma Sriram, a senior majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology, says she is “beyond blessed” when describing her time at UGA, which has included travel around the world as a Foundation Fellow.

Colton Fowlkes, who is graduating this summer with degrees in biology and psychology, is thankful for his “well-rounded college experience” at UGA. He served as Hairy Dawg, was involved with UGA Miracle and guided tours around campus. Next up: making…

Lindsey Cheek excelled on the UGA gymnastics team, but she also excels in the classroom. The triple major — microbiology, biology and psychology — has her sights set on becoming a doctor.

Not only has UGA provided Megan Mathews a successful path to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, it’s also given her the chance to pursue her other passion: dancing.

Leah Stowers, who already has her Doctor of Pharmacy and is completing work on her Master of Public Health, says UGA has provided many opportunities for leadership, service and professional growth and she believes that “hard work can help you…

Ph.D. student Zachary King’s academic exploits have included being co-author on 11 peer-reviewed publications and being named a Ph.D. Fellow by the United Soybean Board. His plant breeding expertise could soon lead to new corn varieties on your dinner table.…

Chrissie Brady is earning two seemingly unrelated degrees — in wildlife and fisheries and mechanical engineering — but has her sights set on integrating robotics into environmental education and wildlife management as well as educating others about the environment.

Senior biology major Travis Redmond has excelled as a student but also has made a big impact on the community with a range of volunteer activities. The future doctor says he’s “cherished every moment” at UGA.

Xiaofei Li, a Ph.D. student in agricultural and applied economics, has already published several papers, including two in peer-reviewed journals, and is looking forward to starting his career in the banking industry.