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Crafting a career through nature and art 

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Contact Kristen Morales

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706-206-3055

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Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

Botanical prints and natural dyes propel undergraduate to pursue environmental education 
 
 
Jay Reddish holds up a designer knit dress. The colorful leaf patterns imprinted on its fabric, along with the wool fibers that create its structure, are tangible evidence of the path Reddish found to the University of Georgia. 
 

Hundreds celebrate spring 2022 graduates at convocation

Communications Director

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Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

When assistant professor Gino D’Angelo launched into his convocation ceremony speech, he was practicing what he was preaching—which was, quite literally, to find your stage. 
 
D’Angelo was one of three guest speakers to impart wisdom upon the 77 students graduating at the spring 2022 ceremony for the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. In addition to encouraging students to let fate blow them to new places, to be a mentor and a mentee and cherish the moments, he urged students to find ways to let their voices be heard.

Despite pandemic separations, Warnell’s top seniors find connections

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

Donovan Robar isn’t going to sugarcoat it: Transferring to the University of Georgia in the fall of 2020 was just about the worst timing. Ever.
 
After attending West Virginia University for a portion of his undergraduate studies, his goal was to finish his pre-veterinary wildlife sciences degree through UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. He’d met a wildlife veterinarian (and UGA alumnus) while in West Virginia, and the experience inspired him to pursue veterinary studies.
 

Turkey season changes aim to stabilize wildlife populations

Communications Director

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Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

Spring isn’t just for wildflowers and pollen—it’s also a time to hear wild turkeys gobble across Georgia and much of the Southeast.

That telltale chortle is also a signal that turkey hunting season is about to open, although changes to Georgia’s state regulations will keep hunters on standby for a week or two longer this year.

But the changes, say wildlife experts, will hopefully benefit both turkeys and hunters.

Improving Georgia land conservation through algorithms

A team of University of Georgia researchers has created a model to help land developers and public officials identify the land that is best suited for conservation.

Led by Fabio Jose Benez-Secanho, a former UGA graduate student, and Puneet Dwivedi, associate professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, this first-of-its-kind algorithm considers a variety of factors not included in other models when calculating the value of land for conservation.

Scientists on the hunt for a tree’s tipping point

Communications Director

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Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

Sometimes things are fine—until they’re not. A boat capsizes. A bridge collapses. The stock market takes an extreme turn.

These are examples of “catastrophe theory,” a tool in mathematics that can be used to describe a set of variables that combine, at a specific point, to completely change a system. It’s a framework that can be applied to a variety of scenarios, and now a University of Georgia scientist wants to use it to better understand how plants use water and respond to drought.

Alex Hinson (MFR ’99): ‘You’ve got to be credible in your life’ 

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

As his career took shape over the years, forestry is always where Alex Hinson found his footing. 

Raised on his family’s farm in South Carolina, his goal after college was to return home and run the family business. A growing part of this business involved timber production—something the family was warming to after experiencing the ups and downs of row-crop agriculture. Hinson received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and then came to Warnell, where he completed his Master of Forest Resources.  

Dr. Walter Cook: Trail maintenance never ends 

Communications Director

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Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

If you’re looking for the most interesting path, just follow Walter Cook. 

The former parks, recreation and tourism management professor has been devising trails for decades, and even in retirement he continues to leave his marks on natural spaces across Georgia. Cook retired from his faculty position in 1996. 

Wendi Weber (MS ’97): ‘I love the mission’ 

Communications Director

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Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

On any given day, a range of issues might cross Wendi Weber’s desk. And by range, this could mean managing the country’s first marine national monument in the Atlantic, leading the multimillion-dollar Delaware River Watershed Program, or partnering to conserve the rich biodiversity of the Appalachian Mountains. 

Jeff and Myla Jordan: No matter your background, you’ll find a home 

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

As high school graduation neared, Jeff Jordan (BSFR ’95, MFR ’97) figured he would follow in the footsteps of his father, who spent his career in the Marine Corps. 

But then his dad sat him down and explained that if he had to do it all over again, he might not choose the same path. Jordan looked at his father, his hero, and asked, if not the Marines, then what?