Lara Bassil

Lara Bassil

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Bassil chose FACS because of the close-knit community it offers


Marietta, Ga.


Fashion merchandising with an emphasis in Brand Management 


Accepted into the Institute of Leadership Advancement as a Leadership Fellow in the Spring of 2020 through the Terry College of Business and completed a certification in Personal and Organizational Leadership in the Spring of 2021; involved in the Student Merchandising Association and served on the Executive board from 2019 – 2021; involved in FDSA as a designer from 2018 – 2021; involved in the International Student Life through numerous organizations such as serving on the executive board of the Arab Cultural Association and served as an International Orientation Leader from 2019 to 2021; served on the American Mock World Health Organization's Executive board from 2019 – 2022; involved in Model UN as a member from 2018 – 2020; involved through Couture a la Cart in fall 2021 as the general manager of the class; involved in the UGA SGA freshman year service-based leadership programs; involved in volunteering within the Atlanta and Athens communities through volunteering at Project Safe and the Food Bank of Northeastern Georgia in Athens as well as volunteering at Must Ministries in Marietta

Why I chose my major

I chose my major because of the close-knit community that FACS offers its students. I have been fortunate to get the opportunity to develop relationships with numerous peers within my classes as well as develop relationships with professors within the FACS Family, which is the main reason why I have loved spending my four years at FACS at UGA. 

What I like most about FACS

My favorite memories about FACS have been getting involved within the college through different programs that are available for students to learn about in an​ educational environment. I have loved being involved in the Entrepreneurship class that FACS offers for fashion merchandising students, Couture a la Cart, and I have learned the most about myself and about the fashion industry through Couture a la Cart.  

Post-graduation plans

My post-graduation plans are to work as an assistant merchandiser as well as working at the AmericasMart in Atlanta.  

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