Brittaney Dyer

University of North Georgia

Brittaney Dyer demonstrates a clear commitment to improving her community through a focus on environmental sustainability. Brittaney currently works with several environmental groups including Hiawassee River Watershed Coalition to ensure water quality and preserve the environmental resources that sustain the waterways in the Appalachian Mountains. She serves as a Certified Trained Facilitator for Georgia Save the Hemlocks, where she educates residents about tree care and loss mitigation. Finally, Brittaney has returned her energy to the community through her leadership on the Lumpkin County Hemlock Fest. In addition to her service in the community, Brittaney is actively seeking root causes to sustain hemlocks in North Georgia through her work with UNG's Predatory Beetle Lab. Brittaney is also a leader on campus, serving as the Student Rep/Initiation officer for Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and President of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor society. Through the latter, she is collaborating with an external sponsor to implement single stream recycle bins. Brittaney will graduate this May, but she will return her enthusiasm and leadership to our campus as a graduate student pursing a degree in Criminal Justice. Brittaney's dedication and leadership will ensure our beautiful natural environment remains intact.

Bonita Jac obs
University of North Georgia

Personal Statement

I became passionate about water quality issues faced in Georgia's watershed when the Department of Natural Resources couldn't say why two fish kills occurred in the creek on my property.

In October 2015, I became certified by Hiawassee River Watershed Coalition in chemical and bacterial testing to collect water samples and maintain baseline dissolved oxygen, PH, conductivity, and E. coli bacteria data for waterways in the North Georgia region. I participate in Rivers Alive to clean up local rivers, maintain the quality of our water supply, and encourage others to become proactive in their preservation. A certified and trained facilitator with Georgia Save the Hemlocks, I educate others on the hemlock woolly adelgid beetles killing hemlock trees that safeguard waterways in the Appalachians. On the University of North Georgia Campus, I volunteer at the Beetle Lab and have planted hemlock samplings for the predatory beetles. I'm currently collaborating on a sustainable recycling project for the UNG Dahlonega campus to reduce landfill trash and water contamination.

Everyone should realize our natural resources are being exhausted, get involved, and learn about the importance of shielding our defenseless natural resources. Without volunteers, our natural resources will be depleted for future generations.

Brittaney Dyer
Criminal Justice: Class of 2018 BS; 2020 MS
written 2018

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Terrell Saunders, UNC Greensboro Lizbeth Morales, Univeristy of North Texas at Dallas Evelyn Denisse Monreal Pitones, Universidad de Monterrey Mikita Thompson, University of Baltimore Jayda Williams, University of Central Arkansas Madeline Mills, University of Central Florida Kalen Russell, University of Central Oklahoma Wanjiku Gatheru, University of Connecticut Sarah Richard, University of Dayton Liliana Diaz-Solodukhin, University of Denver Krista Smith, University of Florida Mariana Grijalva, University of Houston-Downtown Marvin Slaughter, University of Illinois at Chicago Alix Fisk, University of Kansas Cynthia Corona, University of La Verne Taryn Jones, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Stephanie Milani, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Josue Rivera Valdez, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Faith Boone, University of Miami Anna Maria Genovesi, University of Michigan-Flint Jennifer Mossgraber, University of Missouri - St. Louis Sophie Moon, University of Montana Spencer Whyte, University of Mount Union Cassandra Griffin, University of Nebraska Omaha Daniel Suber, University of North Carolina Asheville Sreevidhya (Vidhya) Balasubramanian, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Katherine Rasmussen, University of North Florida Brittaney Dyer, University of North Georgia Ashley Sánchez, University of Northern Iowa Prathm Juneja, University of Notre Dame Sabine Brown, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Heidi Lee, University of Pennsylvania Matthew Bell, University of Puget Sound Victoria Stabile, University of Rhode Island Alicia Jiggetts, University of Richmond Josefina Jaramillo, University of San Diego Daizha Green, University of South Carolina Tiana Burgess, University of South Carolina Beaufort Michael Sullivan, University of St Thomas Wendy Hoang, University of Wisconsin - Madison Yoger Aguilar, University of Wisconsin - Parkside Zoe Betancourt, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Sydney Mastey, University of Wisconsin-Superior
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