Stories & Features

Amazing Students

Sarah Smith, a senior majoring in history and international affairs, has seized the opportunities presented to her during her college career and “fell in love with everything about UGA.”

Victoria Moreira, a senior majoring in biology and psychology and a future medical doctor, says she will leave UGA “stronger” with a rich experience both on campus and in the community.

Sarah Boyer, a senior landscape architecture student, has taken advantage of the many opportunities UGA offers—from internships to conference management—and is well prepared to begin her career.

David Dove, who will receive his Juris Doctor this spring, has served in numerous School of Law roles to improve the academic experience for all Georgia Law students.

Kristi-Warren Scott, a doctoral student in housing and consumer economics, is studying the impact of food deserts on HUD clientele, and during her academic career at UGA she has picked up several honors and awards.

While academic work is the top priority for Phil Grayeski, a Goldwater Scholar and a senior in genetics and chemistry, he still finds time to help in the community and, whenever he can, hit the basketball court.

Kevin Brinson, a senior in management and international business, has received numerous honors and accolades, but his passion is to give back to others and help uplift communities.

With a passion for sports and a love for his family and friends, Cody Nichelson, a senior public relations major, has made the most of the many opportunities that UGA has provided him.

As a senior social work major, Madison Borst has worked with people who have experienced rough times, and she wants to help, empower and stand by them as they work their way through life.

Joseph Tripp, a master’s student in nonprofit organizations, is going beyond excellence in the classroom and leaving a lasting mark on the community through his volunteer activities.

Tiffany Chu is simultaneously working toward both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but the Arch Society member still finds the time to give back to the community.

Kassie Smith, who is earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics education simultaneously, not only has excelled in the classroom but has volunteered extensively and still managed to find time for one of her passions: Bulldog athletics.

Dayrin Mendez, a senior in biological engineering, has a “passion for helping those in need” and will use her UGA education as a springboard to obtain her medical degree.

Zachary Holmes, a senior majoring in ecology and biology, is already working in two research labs and is well on his way to his goal of solving global ecological problems.

From being a member of the Redcoat Marching Band to serving on University Council to immersing herself in research, Megan Gallagher, a senior in social work, says her time at UGA “has been an incredible experience in every way.”

Stephanie Aguilar, a master’s degree student in public administration, has taken advantage of the many opportunities UGA offers in her quest to pursue a career in higher education.