The first things you notice about Cody Nichols are his bright smile and his easy demeanor, but as you get to know him a little better, you recognize the depth of his personality. He is passionate about the well-being of children, his German background, and his voice!
A student from Lilburn, Georgia, Cody participated as a CURO Summer Research Fellow in a project with Dr. Cynthia Suveg in the psychology department. There he continued his year-long research on different methods to assess how well children accurately express their inner emotions and who is the best reporter of children’s emotions: children, parents, or observers.
His interest in the health and welfare of children is clear in his choice of research and in his volunteer work as a tutor for elementary and middle school children. While at UGA, he has tutored at the Thomas Lay Center, a program founded by Honors student Ilya Gokhman and supported by the Honors Program and its students.
Cody is learning German and plans to study abroad for an extensive period time in Germany, the birthplace of his father. His fluency in German is certainly helpful when he rehearses the words and the lyrics for his upcoming opera recital.
Amid his studies, research and voice lessons, Cody still finds time to be a dormitory Resident Assistant, sing with the African-American Choral Ensemble, play his saxophone, and volunteer for service projects.
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