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Amazing Students

Todd Pierson

A passion for all that the outdoors and nature offers is at the core of Todd Pierson’s existence.  This Indianapolis, Indiana native relishes in his work in the Odum School of Ecology and his study abroad programs through UGA.

Juan Cardoza-Oquendo

Juan Carlos Cardoza-Oquendo may call Decatur, Ga., home, but it’s obvious he takes pride in his Hispanic heritage. Following graduation in spring 2012 and after receiving bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and human geography, he plans to work for the rights…

Kameon Prather

Kameon Prather is a name you will likely hear in the future. The North Gwinnett High School graduate has already had experience at MTV Studios in New York City and is the co-founder of a promising music production and engineering…

Bryn Murphy

Bryn Murphy has a passion for the great outdoors. The Suwanee native, who has participated in study abroad programs in Botswana, Peru and Indonesia, will graduate in spring, 2012 with triple degrees in International Affairs, Spanish and Environmental Studies.

David Okun

Music and a major in international affairs have taken David Okun to surprising places around the world—from singing Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere in the Sistine Chapel in Italy to scrambling to the top of a waterfall in Costa Rica.

Whitney Ingram

With a passion for research and nanoscale science, Whitney Ingram plans to graduate in spring 2015 with a Ph.D. in physics. Though she’s spent her fair share of time in a laboratory, she’s also been involved in various capacities with…

Chad Peltier

Chad Peltier may hail from Cumming, Ga., but he’s really a world traveler. Thanks to the opportunities provided through his major in international affairs and his involvement in UGA’s CURO program, this senior has been to China, Mongolia and Russia.…

Morgann Lyles

Morgann Lyles isn’t afraid of adventures—or changing her major to suit her life’s goals. The Foundation Fellowship drew her to UGA, and her majors in French and African-American studies are now expanding her horizons beyond her expectations.

Matthew Sellers

A passion for culture, arts and politics has allowed Matthew Sellers to experience some of UGA’s more fascinating programs, including the Honors Program, the Roosevelt Institute, CURO, studies abroad and more.