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Jake Conner

Jake Conner

Nutritional Sciences

FACS feels like home to Conner, named the Outstanding Senior of the FACS Class of 2020

Hometown

Jackson, Ga.

Major

Dietetics and Culinary Science and Nutrition

Activities and Honors

FACS Legislative Aide; First Vice Chair- American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences-Student Unit; Executive Director of Student Association for Family and Consumer Sciences; FACS Ambassador (four years); Phi Upsilon Omicron; Zell Miller Scholarship; FCCLA FACS Alumni Scholarship; 4-H FACS alumni scholarship; Doe H. Harden Scholarship; GAFCS Scholarship; Melynda Flatt Reid Dietetics Scholarship; Summer Intern- FFA-FCCLA Center; 4-H Camp Counselor

Why I chose my major

When I applied to UGA, I was sure I wanted to be a professional chef working in the fanciest kitchens. Once I got into my nutrition curriculum, I fell in love. The material was so interesting, the teachers were passionate and the classes were engaging. All I ever wanted was to help people and nutrition is where I have chosen to do that.

What I like most about FACS

As an Ambassador, I love to tell prospective students that, in FACS, we make a big university feel small. I love the small town feel of FACS. I see my professors all the time. I have classes with the same set of people. You never known when someone like Dean Fox will stop you on the way to class just to ask if you are having a good day. Everyone is always willing to lend a hand. FACS feels like home.

Post-graduation plans

Due to the uncertainty in the world created by COVID-19, I want to keep all options open. I would love to further my education in nutrition while also gaining experience working with people who need nutrition education from someone who understands what they are going through.

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