Julie is currently a third year student enrolled in the DVM-MPH dual degree program at UGA. She has a strong interest in veterinary public health and hopes to pursue a career studying zoonotic infectious diseases and global health. Over the past 5 years, Julie has traveled to 10 different countries and has participated in internships studying the presence of Salmonella and Campylobacter in wild bird populations in Malaysia, and most recently worked alongside the PREDICT staff in Vietnam surveying the human-wildlife interface for emerging pathogens of pandemic potential.
Brigette Hoang is the president-elect of IVSA. Her desire to travel the world has taken her on three study abroad trips, including the India Experience in her first year of vet school. As a second year student, her interests include small animal medicine and public health. Outside of school, she enjoys hiking, yoga and planning future travel!
Anna is a junior with a concentration in zoo and wildlife medicine. She is interested in conservation medicine, particularly in reintroduction programs to re-establish wild populations in native ranges. Over the past few years, Anna has traveled to Belize to learn about wildlife medicine and conservation problems, El Salvador to practice wildlife medicine, and Thailand for a project in molecular pathology.
Amanda was born in Florida but was raised in the rainforests of Brazil. Growing up so close to nature, she developed a love and respect for wildlife from a very young age. She has lived in 4 different countries and over 15 different cities (both parents are wanderlusts). She is passionate about learning how veterinary medicine is practiced around the globe and integrating new ideas into the way we do things here in America. She is currently a third year student at UGA and has interests in zoo animal medicine and shelter medicine.
Lily is a second year veterinary student in the Class of 2019 and is emphasizing in mixed-practice. She hopes to combine companion animal practice with food animal medicine, and ideally would love to work with the UN (or similar organization) that would allow her to combine her passions for animals, writing, and seeing the world! She loves Athens, and also loves that UGA is so supportive of our students traveling all over the world!
Travel Grant Chair
Hannah graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Animal Sciences and is currently pursuing her DVM at UGA. Her area of emphasis is Public Health and she is interested in working in regulatory medicine and disease prevention after graduating from veterinary school. She also plans to obtain her International Certificate from UGA and to work internationally during her career.