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Julie Dean

Julie Dean

Foods and Nutrition

Nutritional sciences major looks forward to career in functional medicine.

Major

Nutritional Sciences with a certificate in Global Health

Hometown

Winston, Ga.

Activities/Honors

Zell Miller Scholarship, President’s List, Wesley Foundation, Ghana Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Trip, AMSA Integrative Medicine Scholar, Georgia Nutrition Council Member, Global Health Intern at Institute of Public Health in Brod-Posavina - Croatia, Cardiovascular Disease and Social Medicine Research Lab, Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium (CURO) Experiential Learning Scholarship, George Griffeth and Leolene Chapman Montgomery Scholarship, Gladys F. Nesbitt/Flatt Education Fund, Glen Burton International Study Award.

Why I chose my major

I chose nutritional science as a pre-health major because I would still be able to fulfill all upper-level electives needed for professional school, but knew that my core curriculum would be very unique and non-traditional. I was right! Some of my favorite classes in college have been learning about epidemiology, obesity physiology and both the cultural and biochemical aspects of nutrition - all which have helped equip me with applicable knowledge to use in the healthcare field.

What I like most about FACS

The outstanding faculty members. Everyone with FACS is so approachable, and I owe my continued success as a student to the advisors and professors I have encountered along the way.

Post-graduation plans

I will be continuing my education through the Double Dawgs program to obtain my M.S. Thesis in Nutrition and will graduate in May 2021. After that, the sky’s the limit! I will either go on to find a fellowship in public health or study for the MCAT and apply to medical school. I am very interested in functional medicine as an emerging field in healthcare. I hope to use my background in nutrition to practice medicine in a way that cares for the whole body!

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