Valedictorian: Ana Jeranashvili, BA '24

Ana Jeranashvili

Name: Ana Jeranashvili
Hometown: Tbilisi, Georgia
Majors: Criminal Justice and Homeland Security
Awards: School of Criminal Justice Valedictorian, Dean’s List of Distinguished Students

What activities were you involved in during your time at UAlbany?

I completed various trainings offered by the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity. I also interned at the CEHC Open-Source Intelligence Laboratory. 

What were some highlight experiences of your undergraduate career?

Developing friendships with students and professors gave me tremendous experience. 

What accomplishment are you most proud of and why?

I am proud of being chosen as the Valedictorian. As an international student, I had to overcome many obstacles. Most importantly, I never gave up on my dreams and I am proud of that. 

Why did you choose UAlbany/School of Criminal Justice?

I chose UAlbany and the School of Criminal Justice because it is one of the top ranked programs in the nation. 

What is next for you after graduation?

I will be pursuing master's degree in security studies at Georgetown University.