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Amazing Students

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.

Mauricio Seguel is a veterinarian and Fulbright Fellow from Chile now earning his Ph.D. in veterinary pathology. His dream is to build a field research lab on a Chilean island to better understand the biological processes in nature.

For Caitlin Hodges, a master’s degree student in ecology, it’s all about the soil. One class about soil in her first year set her on a path that has taken this third-generation Bulldog from the campus lab to halfway around…

Ben Jacobs discovered his passion for financial planning at UGA, and he’s already using those skills to help others through programs outside of school.

Foundation Fellow Parker Evans is a member of three honor societies, has hiked mountains around the world and has conducted Alzheimer’s disease research. But the most memorable UGA experience for this future doctor and Bulldog for life? Standing between the…

Social work major Shannon Griffiths came to UGA because she “wanted a school where I would learn outside of the classroom as much as I did inside of one,” and she has taken good advantage of all those opportunities.

Candace Flagg, who is graduating in May with a biological sciences degree, found and fulfilled a huge passion for service by volunteering with young people in the community during her time as an undergraduate. Her next step: medical school, after…

Michelle Davis loves the music industry so much that she decided to pursue her Juris Doctor at UGA so that she could serve as a legal advocate for musicians and artists.

Hilary Hilgers, who is graduating with an English degree in May, has poured her heart and soul into everything she’s done during her time here and says UGA will have an impact on her for life.

Sarah Premji, who will be graduating in May with degrees in biology and psychology, plans to become a physician with a focus on improving the quality of life of disadvantaged individuals. Her education at UGA, both in the classroom and…

Lydia Babcock-Adams is working on three—yes, three—degrees at the same time and already has presented her marine science research work at conferences across the country. And her love for UGA goes all the way back to early childhood.

As a President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award winner, Charles King, a senior majoring in middle school education, will leave a big mark on UGA and Athens when he graduates. He plans to spread his knowledge with Teach for America.

From starting a chapter of Operation Smile to her selection as a Tate Leadership Scholar, Stephanie Tan, a junior majoring in biological sciences, has made the most of the wide range of opportunities available to her at UGA.

From the moment she stepped foot on the campus, Sarah Huber could tell that UGA was the perfect place for her. Nearly four years later, the future dentist calls the journey an “extraordinary experience.”