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Lauren Nix

Lauren Nix

Nutritional Sciences

Aspiring dentist credits nutritional sciences major with providing solid background for future career

Hometown

Alpharetta, Ga.

Major

Nutritional Sciences

Activities and Honors

HOPE Scholarship recipient; GAFCS TC Continental Scholarship recipient; Executive Director of the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences; Head coach for PATH Club Volleyball; Director of Marketing for UGA Saving Smiles; University Health Center ‘Be You’ Peer Educator; Calvary Bible Church volunteer.

Why I chose my major

Nutritional sciences is often overlooked by many, but it plays such an imperative role in our lives. I chose to be a nutritional science major because in the past I’ve struggled with properly fueling my body and I was ready to turn that weakness into a strength. I later realized how big of an impact ‘diet culture’ has on our society and I’d love to help and educate more individuals on the benefits of a balanced diet. Nutrition is also an important factor in dental health which aligns with my ultimate career goal to be a dentist.

What I like most about FACS

FACS has professors who care about you. It’s not just about learning information for a test, the professors here have challenged me in ways that will allow me to provide knowledgeable and great care to my future patients.

Post-graduation plans

I will be working in Atlanta as a dental assistant while I work on my application to dental school this summer.

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