Student Stories

WALKER MARLATT

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Branford, CT

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Public and International Affairs

Major

International Affairs

Why did you choose to attend UGA?
I'm a Classics Scholar who's had a lot of family, including both parents, attend here. In addition to family pride, I was also very impressed with UGA's commitment to becoming one of the most competitive universities in the US.
What is your most memorable UGA experience or memory?
Last spring I gave a CURO Symposium and got to meet a lot of people who were very committed and passionate about their ideas, which I always enjoy.
What is your favorite campus setting and why?
I'm a huge fan of the quads on north campus because they're the most beautiful parts of campus to walk through.
What student organizations are you involved in?
I'm a member of the Roosevelt Institute, the Italian Club, and the Young Democrats, though I plan on expanding my involvement this year.
What are your career plans/aspirations?
I want to be a diplomat, ambassador, or foreign service officer one day.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Either continuing my education in world affairs or participating in them.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I'm really into conflict resolution and see access to education as the way to sow long-lasting peace, so I plan on working on these issues.
What message would you like to send to alumni and friends who support UGA financially?
I really appreciate it because it means that not only do I benefit from lower costs, but so do others, and I can surround myself with people who also want to change the world.
Names of scholarship awards you have received?
Classics Scholarship
What has your scholarship meant or enabled you to do?
I don't have to worry about being as much of a financial burden for my parents, who also have my younger brother's education to think about.