Lianna Arcelay is a third-year student in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. She studies Comparative Literature, and is working toward a minor in Spanish. Lianna desires to pursue a MA and a PhD in Comparative Literature to eventually teach at the university level, however, she is also interested in teaching children English in a Hispanophone or Francophone country post-graduation. Lianna has been interested in the field of Ecocriticism, and in works that critique humans’ relationship with the nonhuman environment, or natural world. She also possesses a light penchant for existentialist, absurdist, and dystopian literature.
Chandler Brown English grew up in and around Athens and graduated from North Oconee High School, where, among other things, he was a Titan ambassador and active in the theatre program. Chandler is a fourth-year student who will graduate in December 2018. He is studying Psychology with an emphasis in Neuroscience and with minors in Biology and Sociology. Chandler has spent most of his time as an undergraduate student managing movie theatres full-time while also working as an undergraduate research assistant. A music and film/theatre enthusiast, he also spends his free time as a stand-up comedian and as a musician. He has a cat named Dirty Randi, a gorgeous indoor raccoon. After graduating, Chandler hopes to attend graduate school to study the environmental and biological factors which influence how society interacts and socializes, with the intent of teaching and conducting research at a university.
Tiffany Jones is a third-year student, majoring in Biology with the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. She is from Buford, GA and plans to pursue a career in optometry after graduating from UGA. Due to her love of community service, she often volunteers at various campus events or with different organizations around Athens. Tiffany has recently become very interested in the subject of climate change, enjoys attending campus seminars that discuss this topic, and loves performing experiments that help her to further understand its potential effects on the environment. Tiffany likes to volunteer in research labs that conduct studies which focus on how the consequences of climate change affect the environment. In her spare time, Tiffany loves to watch movies and spend time with her friends and family.
Zehra Rahman is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia. She is studying Cellular Biology with a minor in Spanish. She aspires to pursue a career in medicine where she can focus on providing access to quality healthcare for individuals of all classes, races, ethnicities, abilities, genders, etc. She hopes that her immersion in the Spanish language will help her achieve this goal specifically for Spanish-speaking populations in America.
Tierra Sanford is a fourth-year student at the University of Georgia who is majoring in both Women’s Studies and Water and Soil Resources. She is interested in the ways in which environmental degradation impacts the health of vulnerable populations in our society. She is a Clarke-County Mentor at Clarke Middle School, and she is also working with the Boys and Girls Club in her hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia in hopes of starting a community garden within a low-income area of the community. Her goal in life is to help improve the lives of others, one person, one act, and one community at a time, and to inspire others to do the same.
Benjamin Thrash is a senior in Drawing and Art Education. He has studied abroad at the campuses in Costa Rica and Italy, and he assists his peers and the school as a Lamar Dodd Ambassador. For two years, he took the opportunity to exercise his skills in writing as a publications intern at the Georgia Museum of Art. There, he made valuable friendships and connections while exploring his interests in museum work and critical analysis. Benjamin is set to graduate in December 2018 summa cum laude, after which he will seek artist residencies in preparation for graduate school.
Taylor Walker is a senior Psychology and Criminal Justice student. He hopes to go on to graduate school and obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology to become a practicing psychologist.