Mariah McDaniel

Mariah McDaniel

Nutritional Sciences

McDaniel credits her mentors and advisors with helping instill confidence in her abilities


McDonough, Ga.


Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition, Community Nutrition


Nutrition and Dietetics Technician for University of Georgia Dining Services; department of nutritional sciences research assistant; department of nutritional sciences teaching assistant; Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association treasurer and nominating committee member (2020-2022); Georgia Nutrition Council Rita Waters Scholarship recipient (2021); Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Young Dietetic Technician of the Year (2020); Published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior;  Featured in NDTR Spotlight Podcast; Presented at the National Association of College and University Food Services Southern Regional Conference

Why I chose my major

I chose my major because it provided the perfect opportunity for me to continue my education in nutrition but also allow me to begin my career as an NDTR. It helped me to bolster my experience in order to achieve a Dietetic Internship.

What I like most about FACS

I love that FACS is filled with caring and incredibly intelligent people. My mentors and advisors in the college have helped me to forge a path that fit perfectly for me while also helping me to feel confident in myself and my career.

Post-graduation plans

I will continue working as an NDTR at the University of Georgia Dining Services and begin my Dietetic Internship with Wellness Workdays starting in July. I’ll be staying in Athens for years to come to serve this community as an RD.

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