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Sylvia Chen

Sylvia Chen

Foods and Nutrition

North Carolina native seeks to help others build a better relationship with food.

Major

BSFCS Dietetics, BSFCS Culinary Science and Nutrition

Hometown

Wilmington, N.C.

Activities/Honors

Zell Miller Scholarship recipient, Presidential Scholar, Dean’s List, Blue Key Honor Society Nomination, Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society, Student Dietetic Association, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member, Budokai president, Research Assistant for Sensory Science Lab, Research Assistant for Nutritional Neuroscience Lab, UGA Dining Services Nutrition Clerical, BeWell Peer Ambassador, Foods and Nutrition Professionalism Certificate, ServSafe Manager Certificate, ServSafe Allergens Certificate, graduating Summa Cum Laude

Why I chose my major

I love food. I love people. I love it when people are happy with food. Health is so important, and nutrition plays such a big role in health. When people can experience enjoyment and well-being through food, that is truly a blessing. I chose my majors so I can help others build a better relationship with food and enjoy good, nourishing food to improve their health.

What I like most about FACS

FACS is a family. I have had amazing mentors and professors in FACS, and I have made some of my closest friends in this college. There is a sense of warmth among the people here, as well as a sense of dedication and passion that truly encourages students to be the best they can be.

Post-graduation plans

I will be attending Illinois State University to obtain my master’s degree and complete my dietetic internship in order to become a registered dietitian.

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