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Amazing Students

Waring “Buck” Trible is a self-proclaimed lover, of all things, fire ants. He credits UGA, the Odum School of Ecology and the entomology department for “enabling my habit” of studying the misunderstood insect. “My dream of becoming a scientist may…

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.

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.

Joseph Colbert has served his country both in the Marine Corps and AmeriCorps. As UGA’s first Pat Tillman Military Scholar, he is now pursuing his future as an ecologist with plans to continue his public service mission.

For Caitlin Hodges, a master’s degree student in ecology, it’s all about the soil. One class about soil in her first year set her on a path that has taken this third-generation Bulldog from the campus lab to halfway around…

Kip Lacy, a senior majoring in ecology and biology, has a passion for research, specifically with fire ants, but sometimes that conflicts with his other passion: music.

Torre Lavelle, a 2015 Udall Scholar who is interning with the U.S. Department of State this semester, has traveled to six continents to study as a UGA student. But she still found time to lead a Girl Scout troop for…

Ph.D. student Tara Crawford, who has been honored for her service work along with her academic talent, plans to work at the interface of wildlife ecology, natural resource management and community development.