Kiersten Fryer

Kiersten Fryer

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics, Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Now working in marketing, Fryer credits her time in FACS with giving her a well-rounded skill set


Consumer Journalism, 2018

Current occupation/Location

Integrated Media Buyer, Augusta, Ga.

What has been your proudest accomplishment since graduating?

Getting tickets to the Eras Tour and Surviving? The world has gone through some THINGS since 2018, so I’m proud to be stable, and also still have the wonderful friends I made during my time at UGA.

What was your favorite class in FACS?

It’s a tie between TXMI 5250-Global Retailing and TXMI 4260-Global Sourcing

Did you have a favorite – or most memorable – faculty member?

Dr. Patricia Hunt-Hurst, who I am currently still Facebook friends with to this day! She was so encouraging when it came to pushing me to take Little Red Book to the wonderful place I left it, and the staff at the time I left it too.

How do you think FACS prepared you for your career success?

I can handle any and all people. It seems unbelievable, but it’s true that every interaction I had at FACS is applicable to something. But I think working my way up to editor-in-chief of Little Red Book (now affectionately known as Rouge Magazine), prepared me for the dazzling world of marketing. Between deadlines, juggling budgets and leading teams of people, it really made me well-rounded for the environment I’m in today. Also the classes you take in FACS are priceless. Cherish them now as you’ll miss them so much!

What inspires or motivates you?

The incessant hope that the future will be brighter. We’re all tiny pebbles at the end of the day, but as long as I’m a piece of the road to freedom, equity and progress, that’s enough for me.

What advice would you give a current FACS student looking to pursue a career in your field?

Don’t think you have to know anything and everything about marketing. Most of the people I’ve worked with over the last few years were journalism majors! As long as you can show anyone you’re eager and give examples of being able to multitask or handle a little bit of pressure, you’ll do amazing. Loving math doesn’t hurt either (but I don’t and I’m still working with clients so dreams do come true!).

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