MANRRS Membership

Membership is open to anyone with a vital interest in promoting diversity and inclusion in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. Membership categories include student, professional, associate, and business.


A student member is an undergraduate or graduate enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited educational institution. Yearly dues: $20  


A professional member is any person who is employed and is not enrolled as a full-time student at any higher education institution. Yearly dues: $75

To become a member, you may either:

  • Attend our general body meetings and pay your membership fees to our local chapter, or
  • Register on the MANRRS national website.

If you need more information about becoming a member of the University of Georgia Chapter of MANRRS, please email us at

Benefits of Membership

It is our goal to provide the student members of our organization with the support to become productive citizens by involving them in leadership-development activities, educational opportunities, and job-readiness training. We also facilitate internship and employment placement in careers in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. The primary benefits of being a MANRRS member are the opportunities to hone leadership and public speaking skills, network with other students and professionals, connect with the local community through various service projects, and access scholarships and internships. Other benefits include:

  • Development of professional and leadership skills.
  • Exposure to top graduate programs, internships, and employers.
  • Participation in the national conference.
  • Interaction with a diverse network of life science professionals.
  • Having fun!

Executive Board




Kristen Dunning


Applied Biotechnology

Chidimma Anunobi

 Vice President

Biological Science

Mariana Vazquez



Kamaya Brantley


Agriscience and Environmental Science

Jared Grant

 Graduate Vice President

Agricultural and Applied Economics PhD

Kehinde Ojo

 Conference Chair

Agricultural and Applied Economics PhD

Douglas Vines

 Programs Chair

Applied Biotechnology

Joshua Toran     

 Graduate Advisor








Lakecia Pettway Director of Diversity Affairs
Office of Diversity Affairs Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Faculty Advisor

James C. Anderson, II Associate Professor
Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication