2012 Scholar

Malavika Rajeev
University of Georgia

Malavika Rajeev
Malavika is pursuing a dual bachelor’s/master’s degree in ecology. She serves as co-president of the Ecology Club and UGArden, the campus community garden. Through her involvement in UGArden, she helped to organize the 2011 Southeast Youth Food Activism Summit, and is now part of the student organization that evolved from the summit, Real Food UGA. Her ecological interest is in infectious diseases, and she has worked on research involving Monarch butterflies, Grant's gazelle, and the domestic horse. Malavika plans to focus her master’s project on disease as it relates to land use in livestock populations in Central Kenya.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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