Athens, Georgia - August 20, 2020: During the COVID-19 pandemic, students wear face coverings while walking on campus on the first day of classes of the Fall semester at the University of Georgia.

The daily work done by Tiffany Teasley and her subordinates is a critical component of a functioning University of Georgia campus. Actually, "critical component" could be an understatement. As the building service lead for the university's Molecular Medicine FMD Grounds Building, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, and Campus Transit, Teasley leads a team responsible for cleaning and sanitizing these campus buildings and resources during the United State's great public health emergency in more than 100 years.

The university's UGA Today recently profiled Teasley as part of its "Unsung Heroes of UGA" series. According to the profile, Teasley started her career at the university as a 23-year-old custodian for a newly built learning center. Today, she leads her own campus cleaning team, while also working to keep everyone around her in good spirits. Neither is a simple task as the COVID-19 pandemic refuses to slow.

Teasley told the university publication that she's able to do her job during the pandemic because the leadership of her department and the university's president have given her and everyone she supervises everything they need to protect themselves and others.

To read the entire profile of Teasley, click here.