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Claire Korfas

Claire Korfas

Human Development and Family Science

Korfas said the tight-knit community of HDFS made it the "perfect fit" for her

Hometown

Roswell, Ga.

Major

Human Development and Family Science and Dance

Activities and Honors

Young Choreographer’s Series Vice President, Young Choreographers Series President, HOPEScholarship Recipient, Lucy Lampkin Dance scholarship recipient, Child Life Organization member, HDFSA member, Gamma Phi Beta sorority SDT Greek Grind liaison, CORE: Contemporary and Ariel Dance Company member, American Collegiate Dance Association (ACDA), UGA Dean's List, Graduating Magna Cum Laude, Gamma Phi Beta sorority member, Dance instructor/choreographer at Dan and Company Studios

Why I chose my major

From a very young age, I have always wanted to help others. Coming into college, I was very lost and came in as an undecided major. I was unaware of the HDFS major prior to coming to UGA, and I took an HDFS class freshman year to fulfill a requirement for my dance major. After that first class, I knew I had to add it as a major. I was able to grow as in individual and it provided me with opportunities to serve others in the process. Expanding my knowledge on children, families, and the community around me has set me up for a career where I can help others, and incorporate dance, too. It was a perfect fit for me, and I am so grateful!

What I like most about FACS

I like FACS because it is a close-knit community and a supportive, family-like environment. Every faculty member I have had has been nothing but supportive. Being a double major with dance is difficult, but FACS has helped me grow and thrive throughout my time at UGA.

Post-graduation plans

I plan to pursue my master's in mental health counseling and become a therapist, as well as continue to teach and inspire young dancers and choregraph for local dance studios

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