Kyle Colville is a geology student at the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. He is working towards his bachelor’s of science degree and wants to continue his education by earning his master’s after completion of his undergraduate degree. His primary interest is in petroleum geology and he hopes to pursue a career in this field in the future. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer and mountain biking.
Holly Griffis is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she studied the German language, psychology, and biology. The focus of her studies has been on human sexuality and gender studies. In her spare time she contributes to the LGBT community, fosters animals, tutors in math and science, and practices singing and playing percussive instruments. She intends on attending medical school and becoming a psychiatrist so that she can work with and counsel those in need in the transgender community.
Caroline Harvey, a native of Sandersville, Georgia, is currently a senior in the University of Georgia’s Art History program. In addition to her research on Baroque art, Caroline’s interests span a wide range- from the art of Tudor England to science fiction television’s influence upon contemporary art. In future, she hopes to continue her studies at the graduate level.
Chandler Elizabeth Johnson, from Rome, Georgia, is a third year student of the Franklin College at the University of Georgia. Based in Athens, Georgia during the academic year, she spends her time pursuing degrees in Biochemistry and Spanish while conducting research through the Genetics and Forestry Departments. Her interest in the sciences is deeply rooted in her passion for the outdoors; when not engaged in academic endeavors, she works to promote the stewardship of the National Parks. Her current research interests are on the SUC5/SUC6 sucrose symporters and their role in phloem loading, as well as their impact on the release of exudate at the extrafloral nectaries of Populus tremula × Populus tremuloides (Ptt).
Caroline King is a senior at UGA studying English and Sociology. Currently she is planning to teach high school as well as freelance write after graduating in May of 2017. She hopes to one day pursue a Ph.D. to teach at the collegiate level. Her academic influences include Virginia Woolf, Toni Morrison, and Sarah Kay.
Hannah Mapes is an undergraduate student majoring in social work and minoring in women’s studies at the University of Georgia. She plans to pursue her master’s in social work and is interested in working with those experiencing homelessness and those in the foster care system.
Nicholas Martinez is a third year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia. He is majoring in Music Education and Music Theory at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music and is a member of the UGA Percussion Studio. He has performed in many ensembles throughout the school of music, including the UGA Percussion Ensemble, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, the UGA Symphony Orchestra, and the UGA British Brass Band.
Mathew Perdue recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in geology, and from Lanier Technical College with a degree in architectural drafting. He is currently pursuing an internship opportunity out of state with an engineering firm, but plans to return to school in the future to obtain a master’s degree.
Cariann Saunders recently graduated from the University of Georgia in May of 2016. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in Mass Media Arts, a Bachelor of Arts in English with an area of emphasis in creative writing, and a certificate in New Media. She is an avid lover of storytelling, both digital and on the page, and is currently working in the post-production field of narrative and commercial television in New York, New York.
Jessica Short is a fourth year student pursuing an Advertising and Film Studies double-major with an interdisciplinary writing certificate at the University of Georgia.