Zoe Starr

Zoe Starr

Nutritional Sciences

Future nurse practitioner credits FACS with teaching importance of hard work and compassion


Dunwoody, Georgia


Nutritional Sciences



Hope Scholarship recipient; Zell Miller Scholarship recipient; graduating Cum Laude


NHA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant; AHA Basic Life Support Certified


University Cancer & Blood Center Medical Assistant (Fall 2022-present); Israel Parasport Center Physical Therapy Assistant (Summer 2021); Mercy Health Center Medical Assistant (Fall 2021-present); UGA Pre-PA Association Secretary (April 2020-April 2021); Sigma Delta Tau Vice President of Administration (August 2019-August 2021); Gigi’s Playhouse Volunteer (May 2022-present); Northeast Food Bank Volunteer (Spring 2020-present); Athens Diaper Bank Volunteer (Fall 2022-present), Whatever It Takes Volunteer (Fall 2020-present)

Why I chose my major

I chose to be a Nutritional Sciences major because it provides me with a foundation to support optimal health and wellness for others as well as myself. My major has provided me with a deep understanding and appreciation of just how powerful a tool nutrition can be in preventing and treating disease. Ultimately, this will serve me well as I pursue a career as a Nurse Practitioner. I strive to practice “whole-person healthcare,” where I provide specific patient care while simultaneously focusing on their overall well-being. 

What I like most about FACS

In 2018, I stepped onto campus at UGA. I was overwhelmed trying to figure out how to study for my classes while making new friends and living away from home for the first time. Within the first month, I fell in love with my major and FACS. I gravitated toward the tight-knit community that makes up the college. I found it extremely valuable that the professors, faculty, and students support one another to reach both personal and professional goals. I am proud to be a FACS graduate and deeply feel that, in addition to the academic material I learned, I learned the importance of hard work, compassion for others, and community outreach which will serve me well for the rest of my life. 

Post-graduation Plans

After graduation, I will be moving to Atlanta and studying to become a Nurse Practitioner at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing! 

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