Mary Lazzaro

Mary Lazzaro

Nutritional Sciences

Dietetics major to continue education via MS/DI program


Algonquin, Illinois


Dietetics and Psychology 

  • Student Dietetics Association- Communications chair 
  • UGA Department of Nutritional Sciences- Communications chair 
  • Meylinda Flatt Reid Dietetics Scholarship- Merit-based 
  • Classic Scholars Scholarship- 2019-2023
  • Presidential Scholar- 2020-2023 
  • Dean’s List- Spring 2021 
  • Research at Noble Nutritional Neuroscience Laboratory- Student intern 
  • Barista at Jittery Joe’s- Part-time 
Why I chose my major

I’ve always been interested in living a healthy lifestyle but didn’t know I could pursue this as a major until I came to UGA. By majoring in dietetics alongside psychology, I’ve appreciated how the overlap in my classes reflects the interrelation between mental and physical health. I’m very interested in understanding what influences our food choices, barriers people have to living healthfully, and how our diet impacts our overall quality of life. As an aspiring Registered Dietitian, I hope to guide clients to their personal definition of health that is both sustainable and balanced.  

What I like most about FACS

FACS has provided me with a sense of community and has helped such a large university feel much smaller! My professors and peers are all so friendly and helpful, and they genuinely make me look forward to coming to class each day.  

Post-graduation plans

I will be continuing my education at UGA through the MS/DI program to earn my Master's degree in Nutritional Sciences and complete my dietetic internship. After graduation from this program, I plan to work as an outpatient Registered Dietitian with an emphasis in pediatrics. 

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