From representing her college to singing in the chorus to working on her studio projects, landscape architecture student Chloe Weigle is making the most of her opportunities at UGA.
Chattahoochee High School
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, minor in horticulture, Certificate of Local Food Systems
University highlights, achievements, awards and scholarships:
Throughout my education, involvement in campus organizations has been important to my growth as a student. The leadership I built in high school from organizations such as Flood Student Missions and FCA taught me to be active and engaging in my community. As a result, I am currently a senator in the Student Government Association for the College of Environment and Design, a student ambassador for CED, the secretary for U.S. Green Building Council Students, and a member the Georgia student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture. In addition, I am honored to have a seat on the University Council where I can vote alongside so many great people at UGA. I also spend much of my time at the Catholic Center at UGA, and I have gone on the center’s alternative spring break trips for several years now. If time were no object, I would love to work more hours at UGArden, where I spent much of my summer, and volunteer with Campus Kitchen more frequently.
Over the last few years, UGA has provided several other opportunities that have enhanced my college experience. One of these was joining the university chorus. With three semesters of being around so many great musicians, I will surely never forget learning wonderful pieces such as “Carmina Burana” and “Carmen.” In addition, I had a great time representing CED at orientation last summer. I have always loved informing people about landscape architecture because it is not a very mainstream field, but it is definitely important.
Though I try to be as involved as possible on campus, you will mostly find me working on studio projects for my major. I am proud to say I am a recipient of the Zell Miller Scholarship, and I am fortunate to have made the dean’s list throughout my time at UGA. I am also extremely thankful for the scholarships that are given out by my college, as I was a recipient of the GA Chapter ASLA Scholarship in spring 2014.
Besides the activities I am drawn to at the university, I have developed a few personal goals for my life as a Dawg. These include going to as many sporting events as possible, knowing every inch of campus and never passing up the opportunity to attend a fun event on campus. So far, I am happy to say I am achieving those goals. You will not miss me singing alongside the Redcoats on game day!
Family Ties to UGA:
The first to start the Bulldog legacy was my cousin, Dain, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. The next Bulldog is my oldest sister, Beth, who is a Double Dawg with a bachelor’s in fashion merchandising and a Master of Science in textiles merchandising and interiors, and is currently an instructor at UGA. My brother-in-law, David, is also a UGA graduate with a bachelor’s in West African literature. The latest alumnus is my sister, Maddie, who has a Bachelor of Science in Education for social studies and language arts. I owe it to them for showing me the finest school in the land at a young age!
I chose to attend UGA because…
Quite honestly, there was no real question of which school I wanted to attend after watching my first football game in Sanford. Discovering my passion for environmental science in high school helped to confirm that UGA was my best decision. Additionally, the university’s rigorous academic standards, diverse opportunities, school spirit AND the great music scene were all too enticing to go anywhere else.
My favorite things to do on campus are…
… attending sporting events, concerts, lectures, Tate movies … really anything I find interesting on the university’s master calendar.
When I have free time, I like…
… playing my instruments, exercising, reading or doing any one of my other hobbies.
The craziest thing I’ve done is…
… train with the Classic City Rollergirls. CCRG has some of Athens’ greatest athletes, and it was a dream come true to be able to learn the basics of roller derby with them. I hope that some day, being a roller girl will be less of a crazy idea and more of a reality.
My favorite place to study is…
This year, I am keen on studying in the main library. I love finding a quiet niche with a good view, so I am always on the lookout.
My favorite professor is…
… definitely Elizabeth Weigle! I am so proud of my sister and her passion for the material she teaches. She has so much knowledge to share and has such a great way of sharing it.
As for CED professors, there are several that I look up to for their knowledge, personality and leadership. There is a reason the College of Environment and Design is consistently at the top in the nation for its faculty.
If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with…
… Pope Francis. His intelligence, caring nature and forward thinking make him exactly the kind of leader this world needs most.
If I knew I could not fail, I would…
… eliminate the existence of food deserts and make every city as “green” as Philadelphia will be in 25 years.
If money was not a consideration, I would love to…
… travel everywhere and experience cultures all over the world. I would also devote my time to either creating or being a part of an existing nonprofit organization that improves the health, safety and beauty of communities. Also, I would never pass up the chance to see a favorite band in concert!
After graduation, I plan to…
… either have a job someplace I will enjoy, or spend a year or so in a volunteer position. Either way, I want to experience new places, expand my horizons and continue to learn.
The one UGA experience I will always remember will be…
… my spring break trip to Philadelphia. The Catholic Center arranges amazing spring break trips to places all over the country every year, and as a freshman I had the great experience of working at a soup kitchen called the St. Francis Inn. (Pope Francis was actually named pope while we were there!) Meals are served twice a day, every day, and dinners are special because volunteers get to wait on the guests there. We were exhausted at the end of every day, but it was so fun and eye opening for us. I got to experience Philadelphia for the first time, and I made great friendships while being there.