Hometown: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Year: Senior

College: Odum School of Ecology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Major: Ecology and biology

Unit: State Botanical Garden of Georgia

 

Have you had any internships? 

I have interned with Dekalb Medical, Piedmont Automotive, Sweetwater Science Center and the Drake Lab of Population Dynamics.

Where do you see yourselves in 10 years? 

In 10 years, I’d like to be pursuing a career at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), advancing water management and new technology.

Why did you apply for PSO Scholars? 

To learn more about community service in Georgia, as well as how to better myself and become a leader.

What do you hope to get out of this experience? 

I hope to gain good connections and information I can use throughout my future.

Why is service and outreach important to you? 

It’s important to give back to your community. Plus, a healthy community starts with a strong base.

Fun fact: 

I love Marvel movies and watch them all the time, along with reading all the comics.

 

Ayo gave a speech to the Georgia chapter of the American Public Works Association this July at Jekyll Island.


The Public Service & Outreach Student Scholars program provides the opportunity for a select cohort of undergraduate students to explore and engage with the University of Georgia’s public service and outreach (PSO) mission. Supported by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, and administered through the Office of Service-Learning, this year-long program is intended to provide deeper understanding of PSO’s purpose, breadth, and depth through supervised service experiences with PSO and communities, to help students link their public service experiences with their career and educational goals, and to create a community of student scholars who understand the role of public service in Georgia and more broadly.

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