Contributor Notes – 5.1

Adele Bloodworth is a second-year student in the Honors Program at the University of Georgia majoring in Biology and minoring in Spanish. After completing her undergraduate degree, Adele intends to continue her education and pursue medical school.  She is currently participating in research in The Noble Lab investigating the neurobiology of feeding behavior.  Over the past summer, she was a research assistant at The University of Alabama at Birmingham studying muscle preservation after spinal cord injury.

Anna Brachey is a fourth year student of Biology and Anthropology at the University of Georgia. Her research interests include conservation, environmental justice, and climate change. After graduation, Anna aims to work with an environmental non-governmental organization for a year before pursuing a doctoral degree in anthropology focusing on conservation and the environment.

Abby Clark is a public relations major and religion minor currently rounding out her fourth year at the University of Georgia. Ever since her high school literature classes, she’s loved writing. She is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to study at Grady College and the religion department, where she has devoted a great deal of time to developing her writing skills. She is a part of the Public Affairs Communications certificate program, Public Relations Student Society of America, Paw Print Agency, and Cru campus ministry. She will be graduating in May and plans to work in the communications industry upon graduation.

Lacy Hamilton is an Art History student at the University of Georgia, specializing in American art of the early to mid-twentieth century. Her research focuses on the American Modernists of this time and the role of art institutions in promoting modern art within America. In addition, she is an amateur curator and curated the exhibition “Haunts and Related Incidents” of University of Georgia MFA candidate Alec Kaus’ photographic works at the Lamar Dodd School of Art in 2018. After getting her undergraduate degree, she hopes to pursue higher education in the fields of Contemporary Art History and Arts Administration and Policy.

Sophie Holley is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies. She is working towards a career in grief counseling for adolescents and young adults. Her passion for mental health has led her to focus on the lack of resources accessible to high school and college students, a problem she hopes to combat in her future work as a counselor. Holley plans on obtaining an MEd in Professional Counseling from UGA. With a strong belief in the healing powers of animals, Sophie has a particular affinity for cats that many writers seem to share.

Emma Holleman Jones is a second-year student in the Honors Program at the University of Georgia. She is majoring in Spanish and Psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience, while pursuing a certificate in interdisciplinary writing. After graduation she plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology and hopes to focus on anxiety and depression treatment in adolescent Latinx populations. She is currently the undergraduate lab manager for the Clinical Neuroscience Lab, so you can often find her analyzing data or helping to run participants through the fMRI scanner on campus. In her free time, she enjoys playing for the women’s club ultimate frisbee team at UGA and hanging out with her sister, Camille, and her sister’s puppy, Harvey.

Grace Kiersznowski is a third year student at the University of Georgia, pursuing a major in philosophy along with minors in political science and Spanish. Her specific interest is in social and political philosophy. After she earns her bachelor’s degree, she plans to pursue a master’s degree, as well as a doctorate in philosophy. Her long-term goal is to be a full time professor of philosophy. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and going to the dog park.

Kurt List is a second-year student at the University of Georgia, majoring in History and International Affairs. His main area of interest is how history relates to politics and diplomacy, in both the early modern period and the present day.

Ryan Miller is a current undergraduate student at the University of Georgia. He is on track to graduate in the Fall of 2020 with an A.B. in History, a B.S. in Chemistry, and a minor in Transnational European Studies. He graduated from Apalachee High School in Winder, GA as the Valedictorian of the 2017 Class. Ryan is also completing the Double Dawgs program through the University of Georgia with an intended Master’s in Public Administration. He completed the UGA at Oxford Junemester program in Oxford, England in the Summer of 2019. He writes fiction works in his free time and has self-published a few of these on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing: The Man They Call Zoran, Kaios, Erabios, and Malum. Ryan plans on going into the public sphere in his future.

Julia Mun is currently a third-years Honors student at the University of Georgia. She is expected to graduate in May 2021 with dual degrees in Art History and International Affairs and a certificate in Museum Studies. Julia is primarily interested in researching cross-cultural exchanges in gender analysis frameworks, which she hopes to carry into her career as a potential curator in an art museum. Outside of academics, Julia enjoys creative writing, hiking, and drawing.

Nicole Steel is a first-year honors student interested in all aspects of science, from insect morphology to human physiology to abnormal psychology; therefore, she plans to double major in biology and ecology. While her eyes are set on medical school to become a surgeon, she hopes to continue exploring her interests next year within the firefly laboratory.

Joshua Williams is a third-year undergraduate student triple majoring in Philosophy, Women’s Studies, and Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies. With a focus in interdisciplinary studies, his interests span from feminist philosophy and critical race theory to existentialism and absurdist literature. Josh also intends on completing graduate level work in Communication Studies where he will study rhetorical theory and its intersections with art and media.

Madison Werner is currently a senior at the University of Georgia. She is majoring in Anthropology and Women’s Studies, minoring in Sociology, and is receiving a certificate in Sustainability. After graduation, Madison is hoping to receive a job with a non-profit and she eventually plans on going to graduate school and receiving her PhD in sociocultural anthropology.

Michael Wolfman is a second-year honors student in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. He is currently pursuing an A.B. in Linguistics, an A.B. in Classics, and a minor in Italian. On track to graduate in 2022, Michael hopes to attend graduate school where his education and love of language will continue to flourish.