Julie Dean

Julie Dean

Nutritional Sciences

Nutritional sciences student plans career as functional medicine practitioner.


B.S.F.C.S. in Nutritional Sciences (2020), M.S. in Nutrition (2021)

Activities and Honors

Ghana Study Away Program; Global Health Institute; Intern at Institute of Public Health in Brod-Posavina, Croatia; Student Leader at UGA Wesley Foundation; CURO Presenter; Undergraduate Research Assistant in Cardiovascular Disease and Social Medicine Lab; Zell Miller Scholarship; Experiential Learning Scholarship; George Griffeth and Leolene Chapman Montgomery Scholarship; Gladys F. Nesbitt/Flatt Education Fund; Glen Burton International Study Award; Holly B. Alley Scholarship

Why I chose my major

I originally chose to study Nutritional Sciences to fulfill pre-medical requirements and expand my knowledge of human biochemistry from a holistic perspective. I completed my master’s in nutrition to continue the scope of my research interests, and my program of study and thesis project reflect the integration of my interests in nutrition, global health initiatives, and health and wellness.

What I like most about FACS

My favorite thing about FACS is the close-knit family of faculty members, professors, and staff that have served and supported me throughout my journey as a student. Each one has shaped my curiosity, passions, and personal development in ways that cannot be measured. I loved the feeling of being able to walk down the hallway in Dawson and stop by someone’s office and say hello. The culture of FACS is incredibly inclusive and welcoming, and I always felt championed as a student.

Post-graduation plans

I intend on using my master’s in nutrition to transition to P.A. school in order to become a functional medicine practitioner focused on healing disease through diet and lifestyle intervention.  

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