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Christina Faust

Christina Faust

Christina Faust is serious about saving the environment…and she might do it. A UGA Honors student from Athens, she received the 2008 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a prestigious national honor recognizing outstanding juniors who are preparing for public service careers and the 2008 Morris K. Udall Scholarship, recognizing students dedicated to environmental and/or tribal policy. As a Truman Scholar, she was among 65 recipients chosen from across the U.S. from a pool of 595 candidates. She is the fifth UGA…

Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee

Junior Jonathan Lee is happier in the woods than behind a desk. He is a forestry major who plans a future in natural resource policy, and he hopes to work, in particular, with biofuel production in Georgia. He recently completed a spring internship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving in the Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment.  While at U.S.D.A., he helped plan a wildlife policy conference in compliance with President Bush’s Executive Order…

Andrew M. Durso

Andrew Durso

If you want to know about slithering or slimy creatures, call senior ecology student Andrew Durso. He has helped teach classes in herpetology, population ecology and ichthyology in UGA’s Eugene Odum School of Ecology, which is the first and only stand-alone school of ecology in the world. Additionally, he has conducted research including the first population ecology study of diamondback terrapins in Georgia and data collection for a field guide to reptiles and amphibians in Ecuador. He has done award-winning…

Ethell Vereen

Ethell Vereen

Ethell Vereen is an emerging leader in the environmental arena. He came to UGA to pursue a master’s in environmental health and will soon complete his doctorate in ecology. He has had the unique opportunity to become fully engaged on both the Athens and Tifton campuses. Ethell was even chosen for the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Leaders Institute Class of 2010.

Brian Watts

Brian Watts

Ecology major Brian Wesley Watts came to UGA for its research opportunities and has not been disappointed. Through the CURO program, he co-authored a soil ecology study that will be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. He has traveled to South Korea—alone—to conduct research on a high-school organic farm, and the experience has heightened his interest in environmental education.

Mark Milby

Mark Milby

Spending 20 hours digging recyclables out of trash cans isn’t Mark Milby’s idea of fun, but it certainly demonstrates his commitment to sustainability. The senior ecology major helped start the UGA Gameday Recycling program, which last year alone collected more than 20 tons of recyclables with the support of more than 50 volunteers. He’s involved in a large-scale global warming study, has worked with a non-profit conservation organization in Ecuador and has conducted research at the university’s campus in Costa…