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Whatever you’ve got your sights set on, that’s merely the beginning. As a Gator you’ll learn to see beyond the horizon. We measure success not in individual achievement, but where you go from there. Because when reaching your goals is just the starting point, there’s no end to what Gators can accomplish.

Staff: Libby Carnahan

Sea Grant Extension Agent

Promoting awareness and appreciation of Florida’s Gulf Coast is always on Libby Carnahan's to-do list. An agent in Pinellas County, she informs and educates the public, agency partners and local governments about topics as diverse as ethical fishing, clean boating, marine wildlife, sea-level rise and climate change. Carnahan also helps manage the UF/IFAS satellite office and environmental education center at Weedon Island Preserve in St. Petersburg.

Faculty: Julie Meyer

Research Assistant Professor

Julie Meyer's research focuses on the role of microbial interactions in the health and stability of coral reefs and is performed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Marine Station. She is researching how shifts in coral microbiota are associated with Black Band Disease, which kills healthy tissue in many different species of reef-building corals. In 2015, Meyer was one of five women in the country awarded L’Oreal USA's $60,000 Fellowship for Women in Science.

Student: Clay Hurdle

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Master's student

Department of Agricultural Education and Communication advocate. Reitz Scholar. UF Honors program member. E. T. York Jr. Medal of Excellence recipient. Those are just a few of the hats Clay Hurdle has worn during his time at UF. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in leadership development. Hurdle was selected for the University of Florida Hall of Fame as a member of its 2016 induction class and tapped for membership in Florida Blue Key.


We are not content to rest. We aspire to solve grand challenges, and in doing so, to propel UF to the very top tier of public universities.
Our Go Greater campaign is an investment not only in the future of our state, nation and world,
but also in YOU.

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