2022 Orientation Leaders

Karlie Mims | Wild One 

Major: Spanish Language Education and TESOL 

Year: Rising 5th year 

Hometown: Snellville, GA 

Involvement: Dawg Camp; Georgia Daze; Football Ambassadors; African American Choral Ensemble; Resident Assistant; CLASS Advocate 

UGA Bucket List: Try going to different Athens restaurants/shopping/local stores! I wasn’t able to hit every place I wanted to my first-year, but getting even a small taste of Athens culture outside of campus has helped me connect to life here and enjoy it even more. 

Antavious McCarden | Turnt Two 

Major: Political Science 

Year: Rising 4th year 

Hometown: West Point, GA 

Involvement: Student Alumni Council; Black Male Leadership Society; Black Pre-Law Association; UGA HEROs; Peer Learning Assistant; UGA Mentor Program; SPIA Peer Mentor Program 

UGA Bucket List: Spend time outside – convince your professor to have class outside, take a walk at Lake Herrick, watch the sunset on North Campus Lawn. 

 

Tanner Bowers | Triple Threat 

Major: Intended Marketing 

Year: Rising 3rd year 

Hometown: Athens, GA 

Involvement: Leonard Leadership Scholar – Institute for Leadership Advancement; Student Government Association; UGA HEROs; University Judiciary 

UGA Bucket List: Ring the Chapel Bell (preferably after a Natty win)! 

 

Dailey Jackson | Fantastic Four 

Major: Landscape Architecture 

Year: Rising 3rd year 

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL 

Involvement: Resident Assistant; UGA Esports; Pride Alliance; Georgia Students of Landscape Architecture (GSLA); NAMLA; Lilly Branch Audubon Society; American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Anime Club; Student Government Association First Year Programs 

UGA Bucket List: Spend a day at Lake Herrick! It’s a great place to reset and catch your breath after a long week of classes! 

 

James Stinson IV | Firework Five 

Major: Intended Social Work 

Year: Rising 3rd year 

Hometown: Ellenwood, GA 

Involvement: Black Male Leadership Society (BMLS); UGA Chapter of NAACP; Resident Assistant; Georgia African American Male Experience Ambassador (GAAME); Student Government Association 

UGA Bucket List: Walk on some of the trails on campus! There are so many across campus and it’s always fun to take a peaceful walk!

 

Yuag Shaparia | Saucy Six 

Major: Economics 

Year: Rising 3rd year 

Hometown: Columbus, GA 

Involvement: Institute of Leadership Advancement; Finance Intern – UGA Health Center; Student Health Advocacy Committee; Student Government Association; First-Year Programs Connect Peer Leader; Leadership UGA; Atlas Business Society – Magellan Program; Books for Keeps

UGA Bucket List: Go to UGA football night game! Light up the 4th quarter with the Bulldog family. Then continue on and get in the Canes line for an amazing meal (worth the two hour wait). Get lost in the sauce!!

Bentley Clark | Stellar Seven 

Major: Health Promotion 

Year: Rising 3rd year 

Hometown: Greenville, SC 

Involvement: Wesley Foundation; Pre-PA Association; Greek Life; Athens PBJs 

UGA Bucket List: Celebrating in the Fountain on the first and last days of classes. It’s so cool to look back on the last day and see how much has changed/how you’ve grown. 

Elisa Fontanillas | Epic Eight 

Major: Marketing 

Year: Rising 3rd year 

Hometown: Marietta, GA 

Involvement: Goizueta Ambassador Program; Hispanic Student Assocation; Student Government Association; Association for Latino Professionals of America; UGA Agency Photographer; Rouge Magazine; LISTO 

UGA Bucket List: Go to Iron Horse and watch the sunset (or the sunrise if you like to wake up early)! 

 

Shelly Chummar | Fine Nine 

Major: Sociology 

Year: Rising 4th year 

Hometown: Roswell, GA 

Involvement: Arch Society; UGA Miracle; Catholic Center; Greek Life; Volunteers Around the World; Student Government Association; Fellows Institute for Leadership Advancement 

UGA Bucket List: Take a couple of hours on North Campus on a sunny day. Head to the Founder’s Garden and really take in just how beautiful this campus is. Maybe even bring a blanket, a friend, a book, or your lunch. 

Nick Milavec | Perfect Ten 

Major: Advertising 

Year: Rising 4th year 

Hometown: Fayetteville, GA 

Involvement: Transition Ambassador; Digital Dawgs; Greek Life; Freshley Connect Leader; Aces for Athens; Wesley Foundation; The Red and Black; Online News Association and Society of Professional Journalists 

UGA Bucket List: Go stargazing with your friends (or people you barely know!). Whether it’s at the Iron Horse or on top of a parking deck, take some blankets and your friends and go watch the stars. It is so fun and peaceful and eliminates all distractions, and it allows you to really get to know the people you’re with. 

Kate Oman | Elite Eleven 

Major: Journalism 

Year: Rising 4th year 

Hometown: Alpharetta, GA 

Involvement: Catholic Center; WUOG Campus Radio; Online News Association and Society of Professional Journalists; Greek Life; UGA Mentor Program 

UGA Bucket List: During your first year at UGA, try to travel to an away football game with your friends if you can! It’s an experience worth having, and with the #1 team in the country, you can’t go wrong! 

Sophie Gould | Dynamite Dozen 

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders 

Year: Rising 3rd year 

Hometown: Marietta, GA 

Involvement: Catholic Center; Greek Life; Shop with a Bulldawg (SWAB) 

UGA Bucket List: Go to every home game and to College Gameday if you can! 

Kristian Ivey | Thriving Thirteen 

Major: Psychology 

Year: Rising 3rd year 

Hometown: Mableton, GA  

Involvement: Resident Assistant; University Union Student Programming Board; Esports at UGA; Black Affairs Council 

UGA Bucket List: Have a picnic on Herty Field on North Campus! 

Alex Arevalo | Fearless Fourteen 

Major: Political Science and International Affairs 

Year: Rising 3rd year 

Hometown: Marietta, GA 

Involvement: Shop with a Bulldawg (SWAB); Redcoat Marching Band; Bulldawgs Against Hunger 

UGA Bucket List: Celebrating in the Fountain is the perfect way to celebrate something or to just have some fun! 

Ann Hollis Sanders | Feisty Fifteen 

Major: International Affairs and Religion 

Year: Rising 4th year 

Hometown: Marietta, GA 

Involvement: Greek Life; Cru Campus Ministry; Student Government Association; Student Representative for the School of Public and International Affairs – University Council 

UGA Bucket List: Leave your phone in the car, take a good book, and read at the Botanical Gardens 

Sydney Sloan | Super Sixteen 

Major: Criminal Justice 

Year: Rising 4th year 

Hometown: Dunwoody, GA 

Involvement: Greek Life; UGA Club Swim Team; Criminal Justice Society 

UGA Bucket List: I think every new student should ring the Chapel Bell during their first year! Attending UGA is a huge accomplishment, so every new student should ring the bell so all of UGA can celebrate with them! 

Sarah Park | Striking Seventeen 

Major: Psychology 

Year: Rising 3rd year 

Hometown: Cumming, GA 

Involvement: Director and founder – Atlanta Run Club Athens; Korean Undergraduate Student Association; Athens Church worship leader; Asian American Student Association 

UGA Bucket List: Have a picnic on top of a parking deck!

Jada Daniel | Electric Eighteen 

Major: Biological Sciences, Pre-Med 

Year: Rising 4th year 

Hometown: Danville, GA 

Involvement: Black Affairs Council; Greek Life; African Student Union; Georgia Daze; College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Ambassador; University Housing 

UGA Bucket List: One thing each new student should do in their first year at UGA is to Snellibrate at the Snelling Dining Commons! 

Sarah Oney | Nonstop Nineteen 

Major: Public Relations 

Year: Rising 4th year 

Hometown: Columbus, GA 

Involvement: Greek Life; Wesley; Wesley Media Team; Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications Ambassador; Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication Kennedy Fellow; WUOG 90.5; Shop With a Bulldawg (SWAB)

UGA Bucket List: Visit the State Botanical Garden of Georgia! It is a great place to study and relax!   

Obamide Samaye | Timeless Twenty 

Major: Economics 

Year: Rising 4th year 

Hometown: Atlanta, GA 

Involvement: Dawg Camp; Georgia African American Male Experience Ambassador (GAAME); Multicultural Services and Programs First-Year Seminar Series; Digital Dawgs; NavCompass; Black Male Leadership Society; Georgia Daze Ambassador; Resident Assistant; Student Government Association; African Student Union 

UGA Bucket List: Go to a UGA football game, especially a night game. Those were the times I felt like I was a part of the Bulldog Nation. You’re with 90,000 other people cheering on Georgia Football, getting to Light Up Sanford before the 4th quarter, and hopefully having the best time of your life. It’s an amazing experience that I truly enjoyed in my first year and something every new student should experience as well.