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Brad Brizendine

Brad Brizendine

Senior Brad Brizendine knows that windows often open when doors close. As a walk-on player to the UGA men’s basketball team, he became super-efficient at managing his time. Then, when he was cut from the team the next year, he started looking for something to do with himself. That’s when he and a friend decided to tackle issues of poverty and homelessness in Atlanta and Athens. Brizendine started a nonprofit organization called Athens PBJs. He has raised more than $10,000…

Christina Faust

Christina Faust

Christina Faust is serious about saving the environment…and she might do it. A UGA Honors student from Athens, she received the 2008 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a prestigious national honor recognizing outstanding juniors who are preparing for public service careers and the 2008 Morris K. Udall Scholarship, recognizing students dedicated to environmental and/or tribal policy. As a Truman Scholar, she was among 65 recipients chosen from across the U.S. from a pool of 595 candidates. She is the fifth UGA…

Stic Harris

Stic Harris

Stic Harris has led numerous lives in one. Before he came to UGA’s vet school, he worked on trauma research, spent time playing professional ice hockey and worked in state health departments in Texas and Georgia.  He has served as president of his veterinary school class and president of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  With his public health background, he founded a Public Health Veterinarian Club and served as its first president.  He also co-taught the…

Nithya Natrajan

Nithya Natrajan

Nithya Natrajan cares about people. The mid-term Foundation Fellow and CURO apprentice chose UGA for her undergraduate degrees because she was able to start doing research during her first semester. Studying under genetics faculty mentor Mary Bedell, she is examining how a growth factor, Kit ligand, is processed in mammalian cells using a mouse model. Natrajan also is involved in oratory and debate with Demosthenian Literary Society and is involved with Advocating Safe Alternatives for Peers, promoting healthy lifestyle choices…

Tulsi Patel

Tulsi Patel

Senior Tulsi Patel is a pure scientist. She came to UGA as a freshman because of the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities program that allowed her to do scientific research as an undergraduate student. She has worked with some of UGA’s top scientists including Dr. Scott Gold in the department of plant pathology and Dr. Steve Stice in the department of animal and dairy science. She has presented her work to fellow scientists. In 2008, Patel was named as one…

Sonia Talathi

Sonia Talathi

Sonia Talathi is a senior broadcast journalism and pre-med major who wants to use the media to help developing countries. The Honors student and former CURO Apprentice has conducted research in Uganda and wants to set up a news network in Africa to deliver timely and accurate health information. She has presented at national conferences, including the Society for Toxicology, and she received a Pfizer Undergraduate Student Travel Award. She is a former CURO summer fellow, and he research is…