Shelly Terrazas and Amy Ware have been recruited to positions in the Office of Research. Terrazas is the newly appointed director of finance and human resources, and Ware will serve as special assistant to the vice president for research.
Terrazas, who began her new appointment on March 1, comes to the Office of Research from the School of Public and International Affairs, where she served as director of finance and administration for three years. Prior to working at SPIA, Terrazas held positions at Emory University, The Carter Center and Georgia Tech. She earned an M.B.A. at Georgia State University, an M.S. at Georgia Tech and a B.A. at Centre College.
Ware, who has a start date of March 15, is the assistant director for research communications in the Office of Research, where she has worked for more than eight years. Previously, she worked at P.I.E. Medical LLC, The Summit Agency and Athens Food and Culture Magazine. Ware earned a B.F.A. at Louisiana State University and is pursuing an M.P.A. at UGA.
“I am pleased to welcome Shelly to the senior leadership team in the Office of Research, and I am excited at the wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm she brings. I am also pleased to welcome Amy; her years of experience in research communications and interacting with UGA scholars make her uniquely suited for this new position, which will involve working across disciplines to facilitate research” said Karen Burg, vice president for research. “I look forward to collaborating with each of them.”