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Nia Freeman

Human Development and Family Science

Nia Freeman is passionate about working with children and families. The FACS Ambassador aspires to become a school social social worker and counselor

Nia Freeman

Human Development and Family Science/ Minor in African Languages & Literature/ Certificate in African Studies


Decatur, Ga.


Co-Executive Director of the Thomas Lay Afterschool Program, Arch Society member, FACS Ambassador, Road Dawgs Leadership Team, Resident Assistant with University Housing, Outstanding Senior Leader – Pandora Yearbook, Blue Key Honor Society, Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society, Abeneefoo Kuo Honor Society, Live Mas Scholarship recipient, Zell Miller Scholarship recipient, FairchildHolcomb Family Scholarship recipient, graduating magna cum laude

Why I chose my major

When I came to UGA I wanted a major that would allow me to study people, so I majored in sociology. However, when I was flipping through a book of majors as a freshman, I was so excited to find Human Development and Family Science. It felt more specific to my interests, but still broad enough that I could pursue a career in whatever I wanted. I love working with children, serving families that look like mine, and learning more about social justice and underserved populations. HDFS was the perfect major for me!

What I like most about FACS

I am so thankful for the community I’ve found in FACS, so it is hard to choose just one aspect I’m thankful for. However, I’ve gained some astounding FACS mentors. From professors to graduate students to SSAC staff members, I’ve never had a problem finding women who would support and guide me.

Post-graduation plans

I have accepted an offer to be a Teach for America Corps member in the North New Jersey region. Afterward, I intend to get a Master’s in Social Work to become a school social worker and counselor.

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