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Amazing student Taylor Withrow

Sociology/political science double-major and future attorney Taylor Withrow has found her voice for justice at UGA:

As a CURO Honors Scholar, I spent the first week of my freshman year meeting with different professors in various different departments discussing research opportunities. I was fortunate to begin my own research project with Valerie Babb in the English department studying the identity development of multiracial individuals and the role race plays in social institutions such as education, employment and criminal justice. My research allowed me to focus more on civil rights and further piqued my interest in the criminal justice system. The summer following my freshman year, I interned at a defense law firm confirming my career goal of becoming an attorney.

Throughout my sophomore year, I continued to do research studying racial identity development while looking for more opportunities to get involved on campus. I was then selected to be a part of the inaugural class of the Leaders Engaged In Affirming Diversity Fellowship with the Office of Institutional Diversity. As a LEAD Fellow, I was able to work to model diversity leadership and promote diversity awareness on campus. This past semester, I have been an intern for the Office of Institutional Diversity working on implementing projects and initiatives to promote inclusion and diversity on campus.

I was also selected to be a part of University Judiciary, the student-run organization charged with upholding the Code of Conduct by proactively educating our community and by administering formal hearings for students alleged to have violated the code. Judiciary has afforded me amazing opportunities to serve the UGA community and grow as a student and a leader. I have been elected to serve on Judiciary’s Executive Council as the director of recruitment and development for the upcoming school year, and I am incredibly excited to continue my journey in this organization.

A great campus experience so be sure and read the whole thing. As a learning ground for future leaders, UGA builds these possibilities into the student experience. But special students like Taylor unlock and combine them in ways particular to their interests and ambitions to forge important leadership qualities. Find your path, find your passion.

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