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JURO@GA 2006 Editorial Staff

Executive Board

Dr Pamela Kleiber

Editor in Chief
Pamela B. Kleiber is Associate Director of the Honors Program and the Center for Undergraduate Research at the University of Georgia. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with minors in Philosophy, History and Education from Ithaca College and a Masters and Doctorate in Education from the University of Georgia where she is a faculty administrator. She has served as the Editor-In-Chief of JURO since its inception in 2001.
Dr. Kleiber has taught, written and consulted on the use of focus group methodology in promoting citizen participation and developing public policy. She has written numerous articles and has co-authored The Electronic Forum Handbook, a primer on the use of technology in support of learning through deliberative dialogue.
Dr. Kleiber serves as Secretary for the Board of Directors for the ArtReach Foundation (www.artreachfoundation.org), a nonprofit organization that addresses the adjustment of children in regions devastated by war or natural disasters by sending teams of professionals to work with teachers and public health professionals. She also collaborates with the Kettering Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonpolitical research foundation that focuses on enhancing democratic processes.

Rebecca Cheney

Consulting Editor
Rebecca Cheney joined the JURO staff as a Consulting Editor in September 2005. As a Program Assistant in the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Rebecca works closely with students and faculty who conduct research in a wide variety of disciplines. She helps to organize the annual CURO Symposium for undergraduate research and the CURO Summer Research Fellowships and guides students through the process of writing an Honors thesis. Rebecca has a master's degree in International Education and a bachelor's degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Spanish.

Hariqbal Basi

Operations Manager
Hariqbal is a fourth year from Dunwoody, GA majoring in Political Science, Public Relations, and Psychology with a minor in Religion. He has been involved with JURO@GA since his freshman year and is now the Operations Manager, overseeing the publication of the journal. A Crane Leadership Scholar, Hariqbal is a member of several academic and leadership based honor societies, including Blue Key, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi. He has been profiled as an Amazing student on the UGA homepage (www.uga.edu/amazing/basi) and was recently recognized as the UGA student of the year 2006 by Infusion Magazine.

Allison Childers

Managing Editor
Allison Childers is a fourth year from Rome, GA, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Development. She is currently the managing editor of JURO. A member of Sigma Kappa sorority, Allison is a regular volunteer for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Murphy Harpst Children's Center in Cedartown, Georgia. Over the past year, she has been conducting research in infant development under the supervision of Dr. Janet Frick. She is presently interning for Advantage Behavioral Health Systems of Athens. After graduating in May, 2007, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

Adam Thomas

Arts Editor
Adam Thomas, Fine Arts Editor, is a third year from Charlotte, North Carolina, majoring in History and German and pursuing a minor in Geography. He is a recipient of the Foundation Fellowship and is a member of the Dean William Tate Honor Society and Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. Adam enjoys his work as an intern at AIDS Athens, as Director of Case Administration with the University Judiciary, and as secretary for the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. He hopes to pursue a JD/MPH dual degree program after his time at UGA, ultimately founding his own non-profit working with HIV/AIDS prevention and education amongst the gay community. This is his third year on the staff of JURO@GA, having previously served as the Assistant Fine Arts Editor.

Rachelle Wallace

Online Publications Team Director
Rachelle Wallace is a fourth year student from Canton, GA, and is the head of the JURO Online Publications Team. She is majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with a minor in Italian. For the past 18 months Rachelle has worked for Dr. John Pickering in the Institute of Ecology on the website http://www.discoverlife.org to help build IDnature guides, species pages, and a global mapper. For the past 6 months, she has been conducting breast cancer research at the CCRC under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Pierce and his post-doctoral student, Karen Abbott. After graduating in May of 2007, Rachelle plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Biochemistry.

Online Publication Team

Sara Brabender

Online Publications
Sara is a second-year Honors student majoring in Management Information Systems Technology and Criminal Justice. She is from Kennesaw, Georgia and this is her second year as a part of the JURO team.

Jeffrey Chraig Elrod

Online Publications
Jeff is a third year math and risk management in insurance major. He is a second tenor and the webmaster for the UGA Accidentals, webmaster for UGA Habitat for Humanity, and an Honors Ambassador. His aspirations include becoming an actuary and living a life of general contentment.
Everyone's Favorite

Chris Shi

Online Publications
Chris Shi is a senior Honors student concentrating in biochemistry and molecular biology and biology. He is a leader in and has made web pages for Students In Christ (Chief Officer), the Chinese American Student Association, and various Anime fan-based organizations (many of which received 3000+ visitors/day). On campus, his regular duties include interning for Eminent Scholar Dr. Ying Xu at the Computational Systems Biology Lab and working for the University of Georgia's Enterprise Information Technology Services. This is his second year serving JURO.

Content Editors

Betsey Beasley

Content Editor
Betsy Beasley is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Georgia pursuing a major in history and a minor in English. She joined the staff of the Journal for Undergraduate Research Opportunities as a content editor in the spring of 2005. Betsy is also the president UGA's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honors society, and has presented research at several conferences, including the Spheres of Power graduate conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the 2006 CURO Symposium at UGA. After graduation, Betsy plans to work for a nonprofit for a couple of years before beginning a Ph.D. program in history or American studies.

Shivan Bhatt

Content Editor
Shivan Bhatt is a second-year Honors student from Augusta, Georgia majoring in Biology, Philosophy, and International Affairs. He is a recipient of the Charter scholarship and is a member of the CURO Apprentice program. This is his first year as a JURO Content Editor. He plans to join the Peace Corps in the area of health and HIV/AIDS, obtain a Masters of Public Health in International Health, and then attend medical school.

Kelly Eaton

Content Editor
Kelly is a fourth year biology and psychology double major with a spanish minor from Chevy Chase, Maryland. She is a recipent of the Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In her free time she loves to play soccer and horseback ride. After graduation she plays to attend medical school.

James Gordy

Content Editor
James Gordy is excited to be a brand new content editor for JURO. From the great metropolis of Ringgold, Georgia, he is a third-year honors student pursuing a double major between biochemistry and drama. He is currently involved in CURO, being in a biochemistry lab under Dr. Mike W. W. Adams. He is a part of Alpha Psi Omega, the honors theatre society, and is active in the theatre community. He is also a Bernard Ramsey and a Robert C. Byrd scholar. With all that in mind, he is quite confused as to what he wants to do after he graduates.

Brian Levy

Content Editor
Brian Levy is a fourth-year student majoring in sociology and religion, while studying for a minor in anthropology. He is a member of the Honors Program and recipient of the Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship. This is Brian’s first year working on the JURO staff. He is also the Policy Director for the Roosevelt Institution at UGA and a volunteer English teacher for a local ESL program. Upon graduation in May 2007, Brian plans to pursue graduate studies in public policy.

Lindsay Looft

Content Editor
Lindsay Looft is a junior in the Honors Program from Marietta, Georgia. She is pursuing dual degrees in French and Biology. Outside of the classroom, Lindsay researches glycoproteins in Dr. Michael Pierce's CCRC lab, serves as a Center Director for Roosevelt at UGA, and volunteers with various community and campus organizations. In the future, she hopes to attend medical school. This is her first year serving as a content editor for JURO.

Chris MacLean

Content Editor
Chris MacLean is a senior member of the Honors Program where he is a Psychology major and Child & Family Development minor. Having been involved in undergraduate research since the end of his sophomore year, Chris has worked with UGA's Center for Undergraduate Research (CURO) and has also served as an intern through NSF's Research Experience for Undergraduates program at Middlebury College. He is currently writing his thesis under the direction of Dr. Paula Schwanenflugel in the department of Educational Psychology. He also teaches a seminar for Honors freshmen. Right now Chris is in the process of applying to graduate school, and hopes to become a professor someday.

William Mann

Content Editor
William is a third-year from Hoover, Alabama. This is his first year as a JURO Content Editor. William is pursuing degrees in math and economics while taking piano and organ lessons as a music minor. He also volunteers with several program on and off campus, among them tutoring math at Classic City High School, translating for Spanish-speaking parents at local elementary schools, Georgia Recruitment Team, and the Franklin Ambassadors Program. Upon graduation, he may take a year off to volunteer, enroll in a master's program in financial mathematics, or proceed directly to graduate school in economics. Only time will tell.

Kelly Proctor

Content Editor
Kelly Proctor is a senior studying Publication Management (a combined business and journalism degree) at the University of Georgia. She joined JURO as a content editor in 2005. Kelly has been a full-time writer at The Red & Black -- a 17,000-circulation, independent, student-run newspaper serving the University -- since 2004. She received a fellowship to study political journalism in Washington, D.C. in Fall 2005, when she worked with Bloomberg News covering Presidential and Congressional news. She worked for Bloomberg again last summer, this time in Hong Kong, where she covered the local stock market. Kelly hopes to become a foreign correspondent covering Chinese business upon graduation.

Caren Schiff

Content Editor
Caren Schiff is a fourth year Honors student from Birmingham, Alabama pursuing majors in Psychology and Telecommunication Arts Management as well as a Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership. She joined the JURO staff in 2006 as a content editor. Caren interned with the national office of Public Broadcasting Services this past summer through the Honors in Washington Internship Program and has studied abroad at Oxford University. During her time at UGA, she has been active in many organizations throughout campus, including the Honors Program Student Council and the Hillel Campus Center for Jewish Life. She hopes to one day work in the realm of media management, thereby contributing to the creation a better informed and educated society.

Lindsay Thiel

Content Editor
Lindsay Thiel joined JURO in fall 2006. She is a Marketing major and Psychology minor with a Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership. While at UGA, she founded the UGA Tap Dawgs, an organization for experienced tap dancers to continue to learn and perform during college. The summer before her junior year, Lindsay worked with occupational and physical therapists to develop a summer program where she taught dance to children with special needs. This year, she will be teaching and dancing in the company at DanceFX. She was also a member of the Honors Program Student Council for two years, served as a Peer Advisor, and represented HPSC at the National Collegiate Honors Council. Upon graduation in May 2007, Lindsay plans to get a few years of experience in the corporate world before pursuing her Masters. She hopes to one day start her own business and to develop more arts programs in education for children of all needs.

Haley Wood

Content Editor
Haley Wood is a third-year Honors student and recipient of the Charter scholarship from Brentwood, Tennessee. She is pursuing majors in Psychology and English, and has been active in a number of organizations on campus and in the surrounding area, including the Honors Program Student Council, Project Safe, and UGAzine. This is her first year working as a JURO@GA content editor. She also serves as president of Sound Off, a club for the hearing impaired, and vice president of the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC). During the past two summers, she has worked in a psychiatric hospital, assisted researchers at Vanderbilt University, and volunteered at a camp for deaf children and their siblings. Upon graduating from UGA in December 2007, she hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

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