Major:

 HDFS, Intervention/Certified Family Life Educator Tract

Hometown:

 Paulding County, Ga.

Activities & Honors:

Human Development and Family Science Association, Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Director of Special Events, Legislative Aide for Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert, Student Success and Advising Center worker, graduating Magna Cum Laude

Why did you choose your major?

Originally, I was a psychology major but I’m glad I switched over to FACS! HDFS allows for a broad range of career opportunities but sets me up perfectly to educate others in the community on the many different aspects that affect families over the lifespan (finances, relationships, household maintenance tasks, nutrition, etc.).

What do you like most about FACS?

The college itself is much smaller than others and allows me to create genuine, meaningful relationships with the faculty and staff I encounter on a day to day basis. It truly has become a home for me and all those within the walls of Dawson are my family. I never imagined I would experience such a feeling at a big university.

What are your post-graduation plans?

I am overjoyed to say I will be finishing out my coursework in London for six weeks over the summer with a few members of the FACS family. I get to travel all over the city learning about their culture from a British professor while completing an internship at Domestic Violence Intervention Project. I am in the process of the job search with my dream being to work for UGA Extension in the fall.

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