Contact: ivyodom@uga.edu

Year in School: Fourth

Majors: Consumer Journalism and Spanish

Hometown: Moultrie, GA

On-campus leadership roles/positions/organizations:

Executive Director, Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Executive Director, Alumni and Associates of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Student Chair for Faculty Affairs Committee at College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Director of Mentees, Shop With A Bulldawg

Blue Key Honor Society

Phi Upsilon Omicron

Why do you choose to be involved as a FACS Ambassador?

I love the networking and professional development opportunities the program offers. I’ve met so many people I would have never gotten the chance to meet otherwise. Over the past two years as an Ambassador, I’ve learned more about myself as a person and as a leader. I’m so excited to begin my third year in the program, and I can’t wait to share my love of FACS with even more people this year.

What advice would you give to a student thinking about changing their major to FACS?

Any degree from the College of FACS is a degree that will allow you to do just about anything. Our majors are so diverse and holistic. You could become a doctor, a teacher, a lawyer, a chef, a designer, a financial planner, or almost anything in between. Not only will you have one of the most well-rounded degrees offered at the University of Georgia, you will also be a part of the best College on campus.

What are your Future plans?

After graduation, I plan on attending culinary school. I then hope to write food and travel articles, bilingual cookbooks, teach cooking classes, and do freelance cooking events.

FAST FACtS:

1st car: 2005 Red Ford Thunderbird

Favorite Quote: People who love to eat are always the best people. –Julia Child

Best Vacation: 7 countries in in 18 days (Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Switzerland, Portugal, Morocco)