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Amanda Peskin

Amanda Peskin

Human Development and Family Science

HDFS major has law school in her future.


Human Development and Family Science; Disability Studies Certificate


Sandy Springs, Ga.


Zell Miller Scholarship, Leonora Anderson Scholarship, Athens Peer Court Intern, Executive Vice President of Operations for Sigma Delta Tau, Standards Board Member for Sigma Delta Tau, UGA Hillel and Challah for Hunger participant, Intramural Sports Referee, Congregation Children of Israel Religious School Teacher

Why I chose my major

I was introduced to HDFS by several classmates in my Intro to Disability Studies course and was immediately drawn in. I changed my major at the end of my first semester and started taking HDFS classes that spring. Even though I was hesitant to study a field a lot of people are unfamiliar with, I knew I made the right decision,because I found every class engaging.

What I like most about FACS

I love how I’ve been able to garner a connection with almost every professor I have had. There is so much to be said about the importance of having good instructors at every stage of your education, and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my professors by participating in classes and going to office hours. If it weren’t for them, my experience in HDFS would have been drastically different, and I am so glad that I can confidently say how much they have fostered my academic, professional and character growth.

Post-graduation plans

I will be participating in a fellowship with the Washington, D.C. non-profit Bread for the City as their legal clinic coordinator as a gap year prior to attending the University of Maryland for law school.

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