Hometown: Princeton, New Jersey

Year: Sophomore

College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Major: Computer science and biology

Internship Unit: University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel 


Have you had any internships? 

During summer 2018, I received the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Summer Fellowship and worked in the Sensorimotor Neuroscience Laboratory on campus. I attended a week-long intensive training in Canada, then spent the summer programming experimental protocols on a robot.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 

In ten years, I will be shaping the future of technology as a research engineer. I want to use neuroscience to develop technology that optimizes health and productivity. As a research faculty member at a university, I will have the opportunity to apply the outcomes of my research to public service.

Why did you apply for PSO Scholars? 

I applied for PSO Scholars because others who completed the program said it contributed positively to their professional development and helped them get to know the university better.

What excites you most about your unit? 

Organizing the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair will be a great way to engage with students all over the state and introduce them to the scientific research process and the endless career possibilities in science and engineering. I’m grateful for the opportunity to gain experience helping coordinate such a large-scale event.

What do you hope to get out of this experience? 

I hope to learn about the relationship between the research and scholarship of UGA and the rest of the state. Experiencing the exchange of university resources with the state of Georgia will prepare me to focus on public service in graduate school and an academic career.

Why is service and outreach important to you? 

Service and outreach is important to me because society can benefit from the skills and knowledge of others, and we are stronger as a society when we share those resources and empower everyone to succeed.

Fun fact: 

I really like blimps and airships!

Schrayer participated in a team-building workshop at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.

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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