Major

Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition M.S., Spanish minor

Hometown

Dacula, Georgia

Activitites & Honors

Student Dietetic Association Service and Social Chairs, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association, Camp Twin Lakes Volunteer Counselor, UGA en Buenos Aires study abroad, Honors International Scholar, Georgia Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics’ Outstanding Dietetic Student DPD Award, Pam McIntyre Thompson, RD Scholarship, Presidential Scholar, Dean’s List, First Honor Graduate with Highest Honors

Why did you choose your major?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve known I wanted to go into some aspect of the healthcare field. However, it wasn’t until high school that dietetics became the clear choice, as it combined my passion for helping others with my love for wholesome food. Having lived with type 1 diabetes since the age of 6, good nutrition has always been central to my wellbeing. My goal in becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is to empower others to live healthier, fuller lives through better nutrition.

What do you like most about FACS?

My favorite thing about FACS is that it feels like family. Whether it’s around Dawson Hall, across campus, or even at the grocery store, the faculty, staff, and students of FACS always greet one another with a smile and often even a hug. I could not have asked for a more supportive community as I pursued my academic goals.

What are your post-graduation plans?

I have been matched to The Ohio State University's Human Nutrition Dietetic Internship program. In the fall, I will be moving to Columbus, Ohio to begin this next chapter in my journey to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Eventually I plan to move back to the Southeast and specialize in counseling pediatric patients and their families faced with special dietary needs.

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