Lauren Nix

Lauren Nix

Nutritional Sciences

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


Alpharetta, Ga.


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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