Major

Human Development & Family Science

Hometown

Milledgeville, GA

Honors & Achievements

Dean's List for three consecutive semesters, Children's Intern at Watkinsville First Baptist Church, youth camp worker in Greenville, South Carolina's Fuge Camp, Camp Director at Union College in Kentucky, after-school program worker at Malcom Bridge Elementary School, Bogart, SWAT Ministries Christian retreat in Nairobi, Kenya

Why did you choose your major? 

I chose my major because I love people. I believe that HDFS has made me a more loving and compassionate person in my every day life. When I first started at UGA, I began as a business major and quickly realized that it was not for me. I believe that there is no major that could more equip me to serve the community and the world than HDFS. Every professor that I have had within HDFS has valued me more as a person rather than just as a student, which is something that sets HDFS apart from many others. As a male in this female dominated major, I really hope to see the gender gap in HDFS become less drastic over the next few years.

What do you like most about FACS?

I really appreciate that the faculty and staff that I have met in FACS makes a special effort to know and remember me. There are several people in offices in classrooms that make a point to talk to me and remember my name. In a university of 30,000 plus students, this really says a lot about the type of people that work in our college.

What are your post-graduation plans?

I plan on continuing my education to become an elementary school counselor. While working towards this goal, I will hopefully be working full time in some capacity with elementary aged children.

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