Human Development and Family Science


Johns Creek, Ga.

Activities & Honors

UGA First Honor Graduate, Presidential Scholar, President of Phi Upsilon Omicron (FACS Honor Society for the top 35 percent of the college), 2016 FACS Georgia General Assembly Legislative Aide to Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert, FACS Ambassador

Why did you choose your major?

When I first came to UGA, I was not confident in what I wanted to do with my life. Because I was interested in so many things, such as psychology, sociology, political science and communication studies, I chose HDFS because it allowed me to learn about all of these aspects through one degree program. Choosing a major in FACS opened so many doors for me and allowed me to focus on things I’m passionate about, such as the impact of policy on individuals, families and communities. Having an understanding of the physical, mental, social, emotional and fiscal diversity that people face has prepared me for my future and given me knowledge in a field that is often overlooked but extremely relevant in everything we do. 

What do you like most about FACS?

FACS is different; it’s home and it’s a family. The faculty, staff and students in Dawson Hall care about each other and work tirelessly to help each other succeed. This college has provided me with so many opportunities, such as the Legislative Aide Program and allowing me to serve as an Ambassador. There is nothing more rewarding than getting to talk with new students and alumni and see the common love of FACS shared by them all. I would not trade my degree from FACS for anything, as the relationships I have made and the knowledge I have gained will forever be some of the most valuable things to me.

What are your post-graduation plans?

I will be attending law school starting this Fall and plan to spend my life giving back to communities in Georgia by serving as an advocate for those needing legal services. 

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