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Amazing Students

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…

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…

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…

Jessica Nicole Van Parys feels fortunate for her experiences at UGA. She recently completed a study with Terry College of Business professors Chris Cornwell and David Mustard showing that the written portion of the redesigned SAT can be used to…

After he graduates from UGA, Steven Gay is planning to go to medical school and become a doctor. But he isn’t waiting until he gets out of school to start helping people. He has already worked overseas as a medical…

Franklin College senior David Paulk has a zest for life. As an Honors student, he has participated in three study abroad opportunities including a medical internship in Venezuela, a Science Maymester in Italy and a research symposium in Costa Rica.…

Senior Afua Asante is looking for a cure for a rare cancer that afflicts children. She began studying rhabdomyosarcoma last summer during the National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program. As a participant in this program, Asante receives financial support…

Senior Amanda Farmer has been twirling batons since she was three years old. After coming to UGA, she used her skills to help the Redcoat Majorette Line win numerous national titles, and she became a Feature Twirler for the band.…

Senior Nathan Raley is an Honors student committed to making a positive change in the world. He has written an Honors thesis on the effects of parent-child quality of relationships and parental emotion socialization practices on youth psychosocial functioning. He…

Senior Stephen Dorner has a passion for improving health. Some study-abroad and international service learning projects opened his eyes to the socioeconomic determinants of health and the importance of incorporating public health and development practice into overcoming burdens on health.…

Kelsey Anne Jones has found a wide array of enriching opportunities at UGA that allow her to pursue diverse interests from public policy to community service to international travel. A fourth year Foundation Fellow, she is pursuing joint Bachelor’s and…

Senior Honors student Lucas Llanso Puente has a bright future. He has published research about American trade with Nicaragua, and he has worked as an intern at the U.S. embassy in Nicaragua. He is on UGA’s model United Nations team…

Akin Adebowale is destined for greatness. Whenever he has the opportunity to do something creative, he takes it. He works with Bryan Calhoun, who manages numerous music artists and other creative ventures. Recently, Adebowale managed the online distribution and art…

Senior Alyssa Anderson did not know she was going to become a medical doctor until she got to UGA. After she began volunteering as the check-in coordinator at Mercy Health Center, a local health clinic for people without medical insurance,…

Senior Santrice Jones had narrowed her college choices from four to two: UGA and Tennessee. What sealed the deal for her was the chance to spend the weekend as a UGA student. She participated in a program called GA DAZE,…

Doctoral candidate Haibao Tang learned about UGA from another Chinese student who enrolled in the plant biology program a year ahead of him. After considering the caliber of the faculty in the Plant Biology Department and the weather in Athens,…