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Tae Hyun Baek

Baek Tae

Graduate student Tae Hyun Baek came to the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication for an opportunity to work with faculty in the department of advertising and public relations who make it one of the nation’s best in terms of research productivity. Baek himself has authored six published research articles in his time here and has won a prestigious and highly competitive award from the American Academy of Advertising. After graduation, he plans to pursue an academic career devoted…

Erica Holland

Erica Holland

Senior Erica Holland didn’t waste any time before exploring her opportunities for research and student activities at UGA. She has participated in a study on the use of Facebook by political candidates, is involved in the university’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, has worked with a student-run PR agency and has studied abroad and worked in Argentina. After graduation, she plans to work in South America in a job that allows her to strengthen her Spanish…

Lizzy Nephew

Lizzie Nephew

Senior Lizzy Nephew has used her experiences as a public relations major in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication to raise awareness of homelessness, stage a benefit concert for the Girls’ Rock non-profit and plan popular campus events such as Dawgs After Dark, Homecoming Week and concerts. She still manages to find time to attend plays, art shows and, of course, UGA football games. After graduation, she plans to use her public relations education on programs focused on…

Bridgett Johnson

Bridgett Johnson

Bridgett Johnson is amazed by the number of opportunities for involvement at UGA and has been involved in everything from co-chairing the Homecoming parade, studying Shakespeare at Oxford, to tutoring students at Fowler Drive Elementary. She has been interested in all aspects of media for years and is putting that passion to work as a public relations major, a member of the Bateman Case Study Competition Team and as a communications intern in the Office of the Vice President for…

Faraz Ahmed

Faraz Ahmed

Senior Faraz Ahmed has many interests, but he is most passionate about broadcast news. He currently works as a broadcasting manager for UGA NewSource, a daily news show produced by students on UGA’s campus. He has also worked with an organization to set up the first private news channel in Pakistan and subsequently traveled to Dubai and Serbia as a broadcast consultant. He develops training DVDs for broadcast industry professionals and continues to work with the Gwinnett County Public Schools…

Yasmin Yonis

Yasmin Yonis

When she was three years old, Yasmin Yonis and her family came to Atlanta as refugees from the civil war in Somalia. This experience has shaped her life in such a way that she plans to take all the experiences and opportunities she has had in the U.S. to make the world better for others who are suffering or disadvantaged. She works as opinions editor of the Red and Black student newspaper, and she has studied in Washington, D.C. She…