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Alicia Higginbotham

Alicia Higginbotham

Alicia Higginbotham is an undergraduate researcher with initiative. After completing a paper in Thomas Cerbu’s comparative literature class last year on British poet, writer and actor Christopher Logue who has been translating the Iliad since 1959, Cerbu encouraged Higginbotham to apply for a CURO summer fellowship this past summer. The fellowship allowed Higginbotham to continue her studies on Logue’s work which includes unusual translations since he has no knowledge of the Greek language and includes references to current events. After…

Briana Green

Briana Green

Senior Briana Green decided to attend UGA after discovering UGA offered the perfect major for her—publication management—a combination of both journalism and business. Receiving academic merit scholarships like the Charter Scholarship helped her to be able to attend UGA as an out-of-state student. She is preparing for a career in publishing by gaining plenty of real life experience. She has been a copy editor at The Red & Black student newspaper and has completed three internships, including one at Boston…

Jordan Stewart

Jordan Stewart

Graduate student Jordan Stewart is dedicated to helping others communicate better. She is a clinician in the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic where she works with a variety of clients ranging in age from infants to adults. She is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and also works as a teaching assistant in the ASL courses. Currently, she is co-president of Hear My Hands, the UGA ASL club, is the graduate student representative for the local chapter of the National…

Jared Benko

Jared Benko

Jared Benko loves sports. He has worked at jobs doing everything from selling athletic shoes to coordinating media interview requests for the Atlanta Braves. He has been working in the Sports Communications office at UGA for five years where he frequently interacts with sportscasters from ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, and members of the print media. He is the Sports Information Director for the nationally-ranked UGA softball team for whom he produced the 2004 media guide that was judged sixth…

Katie Murray

Katie Murray

Agriculture has always been part of Katie Murray’s life. She grew up showing livestock—steers, heifers, hogs, and lambs—all over Georgia and became involved in FFA (formerly the Future Farmers of America). When she began her college career, she served as a State FFA Officer, and in this role she traveled to Austria, Italy and then Germany where she spent 5 days with a host family. She has interned with the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and Georgia Beef Board. She plans to…

Kurinji Pandiyan

Kurinji Pandiyan

Kurinji Pandiyan left a closely-knit extended family in India to study in the United States. The “intellectual curiosity” in the U.S. appealed to her after growing up in a country that sometimes places a lower premium on research than business. Her impressive undergraduate research earned her a highly competitive internship last summer. Pandiyan was one of only 36 interns, out of 1,300 applicants, working at NYU’s Medical Institute in Manhattan. Her life outside the classroom is as filled as her…