Anna knew from a young age that she wanted to become a veterinarian. Through her work as a 4-H camp counselor, she was presented with important leadership opportunities. Anna’s experiences in 4-H convinced her that CAES was the right academic path for her.
Ryan grew up around the forestry profession. His father, Patrick (BSFR ’77), is a forestry graduate from UGA. Although following in his footsteps at Warnell, Ryan wanted an atypical forestry career. “I always knew I wanted to be at Warnell but didn’t want to do the traditional forestry role,” Ryan said. “I saw an opportunity on the business side, and Warnell has the premier forest business degree in the nation.”
Anna and Ryan both transferred into UGA and were inducted into AGHON – an honors society that recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding leadership, character and a passion for agriculture, forestry and natural resources, veterinary medicine, and engineering – the same semester. The two became friends through AGHON and began dating the following semester. They married in 2013.