Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
Woods passionate about helping those in low-income communities
Housing Management & Policy with a minor in Consumer Economics
Zell Miller Scholarship recipient; Dean's List; graduating Magna Cum Laude
I’ve been mostly in the workforce during my college career. I work as a bus operator for UGA Campus Transit. At one point, I worked 2 jobs for 18 months, often 60 hour weeks, while I was in school. I was formerly employed at Athens-Clarke County Transit as a bus operator. I still managed to maintain a 3.77 GPA during that 18-month span. I feel that was an accomplishment in itself: It made me a better woman, and I know that I can accomplish anything if I’m dedicated enough.
- Why I chose my major
I chose my major because I was always passionate about helping others, especially people coming from lower income communities. I feel it all starts in the household. I’m interested in how the housing policies currently in place affect Americans, especially in low-income communities. It hits home for me. I grew up attending school in the inner city, so I know first-hand that we are definitely in an affordable housing crisis with severe financial implications.
- What I like most about FACS
First off, the meaning of the name resonates with me the most. Family and Consumer Sciences means “the science of living well.” I feel that this is the best college at UGA because everyone who graduates from FACS is more than capable of improving their lives and the lives of other people.
- Post-graduation Plans
Currently, I am a full-time bus operator. I’ve been pursuing the idea of attending graduate school for financial planning because I do qualify for tuition and assistance. However, I do want to take some time to focus on my physical and mental well-being. For now, I will be taking a gap year.