Major

Dietetics

Hometown

Brunswick, GA

Activities & Honors

Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Summer Fellowship and Assistantship, Melynda Flatt Reid Dietetics Scholarship, Saint Simons Island Rotary Scholarship, principle dancer in the Ballroom Performance Group, volunteer with Atlanta-based STEM group advocating minorities in STEM, nursery volunteer at Watkinsville First Baptist Church

Why did you choose your major?

Changing my major to Dietetics was a big decision with a lot of factors at play. From the very beginning I knew I wanted to study chronic disease. After taking the course Biology of Cancer, I became very interested in epigenetics. This also influenced my choosing of Dietetics. Ultimately, studying Dietetics has been an eye opener to the power of prevention.

What do you like most about FACS?

In FACS there is an obvious emphasis on family, but the faculty really personify this by being so available to the students. From symposia to special events for the University like homecoming, the faculty sit at the helm of what it means to be a Georgia Bulldog. I firmly believe that FACS does the best job exemplifying the three pillars of wisdom, justice, and moderation. These characteristics are woven into the dialogues of our classes, our field work, and will forever be embedded in our students and alumni.

What are your post-graduation plans?

I will begin my journey as a Double Dawg in the combined Masters and Dietetic Internship program! This will springboard me into satisfying the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian. I have my eyes set on completing a Neonatology Fellowship and specializing in infant nutrition.

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