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Amazing Students

Annie Page-Karjian, who already earned her D.V.M. at UGA and is now working on her Ph.D., plans a career combining her research and medical training to improve the health of animals.

Merin Joshy, a senior in human development and family science, plans to become a researcher/professor in the field of marriage and family therapy.

Tori Foster, a Ph.D. student in educational psychology, hopes to have a positive impact on students’ lives by improving their educational and learning experiences.

Ph.D. student Kai Riedl has blurred the line between his academic work and creative endeavors to create an annual festival in Athens and wants to continue that work with collaborative music projects around the globe.

Joseph Arnold, a senior earning degrees in marketing and public relations, has had his hand in several campus activities and has gained the knowledge and experience necessary to succeed in his professional life.

Casey Johnson, an environmental engineering student and Air Force ROTC cadet, has his sights set firmly on the sky and has taken full advantage of all the opportunities that UGA has provided for him to pursue his passion.

Zack Kroll found his calling in life through Teach for America and is getting even more hands-on experience as he pursues his master’s in the College of Education.

Hannah Bossie, a senior in exercise and sport science, has fallen in love with research as an undergraduate and plans to pursue her doctorate so that one day she can be an inspiring mentor to young scientists.

As a Ramsey Scholar and Foundation Fellow, junior Allison Koch has found the perfect academic community to pursue her goals, and she even finds time to keep working toward her dream of competing in a triathlon.

On top of academic excellence, Weston Robison, a senior majoring in biological science, has volunteered extensively in the local community and has traveled extensively with International Service Learning. And somewhere in between it all, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

John Clarke, a senior in business administration, found plenty of opportunities during his time at UGA to hone his international business and leadership skills that put him on the path to success.

Thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship and the advice of a UGA alumnus working in Africa with the Peace Corps, Brad Hounkpati ended up on campus for intensive study of his favorite insect, the African ladybeetle.

Lindsey Hutchins, a senior majoring in human development and family science, has found UGA to be the perfect place for her to pursue community involvement and academic excellence, paving the way for graduate school.

Lindsey Cook, a senior majoring in journalism, has focused on the intersection of journalism and technology and along the way worked for some of the most prestigious media companies in the country.

As a UGA student, Jacqueline Van De Velde has been able to pursue her “wildest dreams,” taking her around the globe and putting her on the right track to become a public interest lawyer.

Political science major Shalin Jyotishi has found UGA to be the perfect place to pursue his goal of a career in higher education policy, research and administration