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Annabelle Armah

Annabelle Armah

Human Development and Family Science

Armah plans to conduct research to help address the mental health needs of marginalized communities

Hometown

Lawrenceville, Ga.

Major

Human Development and Family Science, Psychology

Activities and Honors

Zell Miller Scholarship, Presidential Scholar, Graduating Summa Cum Laude, McNair Scholar, Honors Program, research assistant for the Development and Psychopathology Lab, research assistant for the Couples and Relationship Enrichment Lab, research assistant for the Youth Development Institute, America Reads Tutor, Hotline volunteer for The Cottage, raiser for the Guide Dog Foundation, named Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Senior

Why I chose my major

I was interested in understanding how children and families develop in context and understanding mental health at the family and community level. The HDFS major has taught me a lot about how to approach the study of children and families from multiple perspectives, and I hope that I’ll be able to use that knowledge to conduct research that will create meaningful change and help address the mental health needs of marginalized communities.

What I like most about FACS

I love how it feels like one big family. Faculty are so invested in students’ success, and you’re really able to build personal relationships with everyone in your department.

Post-graduation plans

I will begin a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology in the fall.

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