114 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
workOffice Phone: 6784885305
I am a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia. I am minoring in Health Promotion and my main goal is to find a career that allows me to utilize my knowledge from both fields of study. I love working with families and children to make sure they're provided with the right information regarding their health and well-being and I strongly believe in health promotion in HDFS and conducting positive influence through volunteering and directly working with at-risk populations on a personal level. I think having the proper knowledge in HDFS is beneficial but sharing this knowledge is what really makes a difference for people in their social, psychological, physical, and cognitive wellbeing. Therefore, I often find opportunities to volunteer and assist in research to foster community togetherness and promote proper health/ relationship education.
Along with other Associate Professors like Dr. Ted Futris and PhD students in the Human Development and Family Science and Social Worker field, I research with the Couple and Relationship Enrichment (CARE) laboratory to engage in both applied research and outreach programming. More importantly, I am researching Family Engagement towards improving programs and services made available to new parents, foster parents (as well as kinship caregivers and fictive kin caregivers), and reunified parents. In the lab, I review and apply theory, research, and developmentally appropriate practices in designing, implementing, and/or evaluating RME programs for youth, adults, and/or professionals. Specified skills are implemented in working with data spreadsheets, entering data collected from program participants, assisting in the analysis of data, and summarizing the results into reports.