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Anna Claire Stietenroth

Anna Claire Stietenroth

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Consumer journalism major will serve as a legislative aide intern at the U.S. Capitol this summer

Hometown

Macon, Ga.

Major

Consumer Journalism

Activities and Honors

Legal Intern at the Law Office of Samuel E. Thomas and Alfred E. Fargione; Middle Georgia Advocate for I-14 Youth Infrastructure Coalition; Assistant Precinct Manager for Bibb County Board of Elections; Undergraduate Teaching Assistant; FACS Legislative Aide Liaison; FACS Legislative Aide; Assistant Researcher; Performance Nutrition Intern; Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority; CURO Scholarship Recipient; HOPE Scholarship Recipient; Presidential Scholar; Intern at Womaness; Activities Staff at the Sea Island Company; Cabin Crew at Moose Head Ranch; Pilates Instructor at Pure Balance Pilates

Why I chose my major

I chose Consumer Journalism because of its interdisciplinary nature. I loved the idea of being able to hand-select my classes in a way that would reflect my specific interests. Thus, the opportunity to take classes in both Grady and FACS enabled me to broaden my array of knowledge, and ultimately allowed me to find a passion for governmental affairs and policy through this journey.  

What I like most about FACS

FACS is a family. I am positive that all of the mean people in FACS must be hiding behind closed doors, because in all of my four years, I have not come across one ill-hearted person here. The FACS faculty cries when you cry, smiles when you smile, and cheers you on to finish the race. I cannot thank Dr. Simmons, Dr. Cude, Dr. Warmath, among many others, enough for everything they do to see their students through to their full potential. If I, one day, obtain half of the professionalism they currently possess, I will count it as a success.

Post-graduation plans

This summer, I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve as a legislative intern at the U.S. Capitol under Congressman Austin Scott of the 8th Congressional District of Georgia. Next year, I will be back at UGA, earning my master’s in public administration. So excited to be a Double Dawg!

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