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Jenna Buggs

Jenna Buggs

Human Development and Family Science

HDFS courses have inspired Buggs to implement strength-based practices in the school system as a school counselor

Hometown

Gainesville, Ga.

Major

Human Development and Family Science

Activities and Honors

Dean’s List; Zell Miller and Hope Scholarship; Presidential Scholar; Graduating Summa Cum Laude; Director of Afterschool Program; summer internship with Camp Pinnacle; Freshley Small Group Leader

Why I chose my major

Coming into college, I was unsure exactly what I wanted to study, but I knew that I had a big heart for working with and serving children. I started as a psychology major but decided that it was not the path for me. Then, I discovered HDFS, which directly studies individual physical, social, emotional, and mental development across the lifespan. I got to take classes on parenting and child guidance, child and adolescent development, and family policy. These courses have inspired me to counsel, guide, and implement strength-based practices in the school system as a school counselor. These classes have equipped me with strategies to implement in both my career and my daily life!

What I like most about FACS

My favorite thing about FACS is the personal effort and guidance from the professors. I genuinely feel as if every professor I have had has deeply cared about my academic career and my personal interests and pursuits. Every staff member I have encountered has provided abundant resources to further my education and help me reach my long-term goals.

Post-graduation plans

After graduating, I hope to pursue my Med/Ed.S. in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in school counseling at the University of Georgia.

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