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Amazing Students

Alyssa Larsen

When Alyssa Larsen received her bachelor’s degree, she realized the quality of a University of Georgia education was top-rate. Like many students, she graduated and got a job. She got married and moved to suburban Atlanta. When it was time…

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…

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…

Sheena Zhang

Having grown up around UGA, Sheena Zhang is serious about taking full advantage of all that the university has to offer and using her education and experience to impact the environment on a global scale. As a junior, she has…

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…

Cleveland Piggott Jr.

Cleveland Piggott Jr. got his first taste of research at the University of Georgia while he was still a senior in high school. He’s spent every year since then working to better understand the cellular mechanisms involved in Alzheimer’s disease.…

Corbin Busby

From dancing with dislocated toes, to sharing research at the CURO Symposium and serving as a Dawg Camp Counselor, Corbin Busby has taken full advantage of all the opportunities that first drew him to a large university like UGA. Corbin…

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…

Erika Martinez-Uribe

Erika Martinez-Uribe has enjoyed all the little things about being a student at UGA. From broadening of her appreciation for dance, theater and music through attending many campus performances to reading on campus lawns, Erika has made sure that she…