10.1, Contributor Notes

Jonas Andrulonis: I am a second year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia majoring in History and minoring in Political Science as well as Law, Jurisprudence, and the State. However, despite my decision to base my undergraduate studies around my aspirations to become a lawyer, I found an unexpected love for Philosophy during the first semester of my freshman year with Professor Aaron Meskin’s Honors Introduction to Philosophy course. This inspired me to complete a CURO undergraduate research course with Professor Meskin in which I produced this paper.

David Burke is a fourth-year undergraduate student at UGA double majoring in Biology and Spanish with pre-med intent. He aims to become a bilingual family medicine doctor and treat patients regardless of their native language. Since arriving at UGA, he has worked as a research assistant on a project assessing medical interpreting services and language access to healthcare in the state of Georgia, with the aim of breaking down language barriers in medicine. He currently volunteers as a medical interpreter for Spanish-speaking patients at Mercy Health Center and Athens Free Clinic, and he plans to work as a medical interpreter during his gap year before medical school. David has studied abroad in Costa Rica and volunteered on two medical brigades to Panamá and Honduras. Outside of school and research, he enjoys lifting weights, running, playing video games, and spending time with family and friends.

Hailey Farrar: I am a 3rd year anthropology major with minors in American Sign Language, geology, and biological and medical anthropology. I have recently chosen to focus my studies more specifically on forensic anthropology and as a result of that choice I took a bioarchaeology class, in which this paper was written. I am a part of several organizations here at the University of Georgia such as Dawg Camp and Greek life, in which I have held various leadership positions. 

Gabriela Diaz-Jones is a fourth-year student of Art History and Spanish at the University of Georgia. She has served on the executive board and is now a senior advisor of Period Project @ UGA, an organization fighting for menstrual equity on-campus and in Athens-Clarke County. She is also a member of the Dodd Ambassadors, an association that supports the interests of students at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. She is interested in every part of the artistic process and has explored it from all angles: as an artist, curator/exhibition organizer, and researcher/historian. In her free time she enjoys reading Stephen King books, watching Elvis concert videos, and taking walks around Athens’ historic neighborhoods. Looking toward the future, she plans to obtain a graduate degree in the arts or attend law school.

Danielle Kirby is a senior anthropology student at the University of Georgia. Their primary focus is on classical archaeology, and how mythology has been used to affect ancient cultures. They participated in The Iklaina Archaeological Project 2022 field school and spent a semester abroad at the University of Liverpool to learn more about classical archaeology. Their hope is to one day become a professor of Classical Archaeology helping others understand the past. They are set to graduate this December and plan to attend Graduate school in the United Kingdom to research how mythology affected the frontiers of the Roman Empire.

My name is Olivia Lanza, and I am a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia. I study biology and Spanish with plans of pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. Though writing typically lies outside of my areas of concentration, I have always been drawn to the art of journalism and love that this form of writing can be shared between people with distinct passions. My particular interest in schizophrenia began following a psychopathology course that exposed me to the prevalence and impact of common mental illnesses. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to continue learning about them and look forward to hearing of future advancements in the field.

Jill McLendon: I am a 4th year linguistics major with limitless passion for investigating how human beings use and comprehend words. I grew up as a Third-Culture-Kid, with bicultural parents (Taiwan, US) in a third country, Germany, and my childhood experiences left me with a longing to understand different ways of life and ways to describe the world. As a life-long homeschooler, I spent my time outside of schooling developing a rich array of hobbies, including weight-lifting, climbing, hiking, running, skating, playing violin or translating opera, and reading to a good music album. My main interests in linguistics lie in syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, and field documentation.

Leo Umberger is a third-year student at the University of Georgia pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, a certificate in Archaeology, and a master’s degree in Historic Preservation. He has specific interests in bioarcheology and architecture and hopes to combine and pursue these topics more throughout his education and career. His interest in bones and old places has culminated in a love for historic cemeteries and other cultural landscapes. He currently works at the University’s Center for Applied Isotope Studies as a student assistant with Dr. Conger in the radiocarbon sample archive, curating and reorganizing processed radiocarbon samples. In his spare time, Leo can be found outdoors hiking, biking, or climbing rocks.