Haley Higingbotham is a fourth-year student at the University of Georgia majoring in history and classical culture with a minor in art history and a certificate in museum studies. Her primary area of interest is in the evolving legacy of the ancient world throughout history both in literature and material culture. In addition, she has always been interested in how people view and interact with the history around them and wishes to pursue a career in public history.
Cole Richard Hurley is a 2019 graduate of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Georgia, with a major in History and a minor in Film Studies. The focus of his studies has been popular culture history criticism; deconstructing film, television, music, architecture and fashion, and examining how they reflect the period and society in which they were made through historical analysis and trend observation. A native Texan who was raised in Athens, GA, his studies also included an intensive foreign language curriculum in Spanish, French, and Italian. Cole is currently pursuing a career that will meld his passion of history, film, and design with international travel.
Dana Newman is an anthropology student at the University of Georgia.
Collin Ponader is a third year anthropology major with a minor in classical culture. He is most interested in archaeology, and would love to perform excavations in the future.
Hannah Raffauf has been diving into mosh pits and punctuating her life with music in a variety of genres since she was 14. Something always felt off, however; the music scene and the industry were unwelcoming and dangerous for girls, and queer girls had next to no representation. As she continued her Women’s Studies education, she dove into gendered and sexualized representations of women in music instead of the mosh pit. Her hands-on experience with the music scene in different genres gave her insight into the inherent sexism in music, and her Women’s Studies education gave her the tools to understand the gendered and sexualized power dynamics.
Anvith Reddy is a first-year undergraduate at the University of Georgia majoring in Genetics and Plant Biology. He is currently researching genetic redundancies present in the MKK signaling pathway during plant development under Dr. Wolfgang Lukowitz. He is involved around campus in the Indian Cultural Exchange, American Student Medical Association, and the UGA all-male Bollywood fusion dance team “Georgia Saazish.” After graduating, he plans on pursuing an MD-PhD program and hopes to become a practicing physician.
Callan Russell is a third-year student at the University of Georgia pursuing her bachelor’s degree in genetics and a minor in music. Callan studies the molecular basis for epigenetic inheritance within the Schmitz Laboratory at UGA, but in her spare time likes to play trombone, volunteer with Extra Special People, serve at Athens Church, and play in the Redcoat Band at UGA football games. She plans on attending graduate school to study genetic counseling upon completion of her bachelor’s degree.
Chris Saunders is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Georgia studying anthropology, religion, and design. He is interested in public archaeology and has organized and participated in several local events promoting archaeology in Athens.
Sami Snider, originally from Chicago, Illinois, is a first-year student majoring in pharmaceutical science and minoring in anthropology at the University of Georgia. She is interested in cultural and biological anthropology as a complement to her future working in healthcare.
Rowan Thompson is a fourth-year psychology student minoring in women’s studies and Japanese language and literature, and an LGBT Resource Center Ambassador.
Sarah-Kate Unkefer is a third-year student at the University of Georgia. She is an anthropology major, a biology minor, and currently on the pre-physician’s assistant track, as well. She was interested in Heimdahl and Vretemark’s article because it focused on the history and “mystery” of medicinal plants. Medical anthropology, archaeology, and herbalism have been subjects that have piqued her interest, and this article proved to be a perfect blend.
Savannah Ward is a linguistics and history student at the University of Georgia. She is fascinated by the unique nature of German history, especially that of Cold War-era Germany. She grew up watching historical documentaries which inspired her to read, understand, and discuss people’s stories. At the University of Georgia, Savannah has been able to fulfill her desire to learn and to write about history. By studying different aspects of society through a linguistic and historical lens, she has a unique perspective on how to analyze people’s experiences. In the future, Savannah hopes to continue her education by pursuing a graduate degree in history.