Caroline Coomer

Caroline Coomer

Human Development and Family Science

Coomer knew in middle school she wanted to be a Child Life Specialist




Human Development and Family Science/Emphasis in Child Life


Presidential Honors 2019-2023, First Honor Graduate 2023, Director of Professional Development for UGA’s Child Life Organization 2021-2022, Augusta x UGA Child Life Intern at Children’s Hospital of Georgia 2022-2023, Child Care Intern at the Child Development Lab at the McPhaul Center 2022, UGA Climbing Wall Staff at Ramsey 2021-2022, Tutor at Oasis Católico Santa Rafaela 2019-2021, Member of ManiCURE’s for Alzheimer’s 2019-2022

Why I chose my major

I decided in middle school that I wanted to be a Child Life Specialist. Since then, I researched many schools, but I knew HDFS at UGA had the best courses available to set me up for success. I chose my major because HDFS offers the best courses in child development to prepare me to be a child life specialist. Having a major in HDFS helped me understand people as a whole and provided me with skills to apply to any career in the future.

What I like most about FACS

I love how passionate every professor is about their subjects. I felt very supported in my own passions throughout my education. I also love all the opportunities for professional experience and connection to the Athens community.

Post-graduation plans

I plan to begin my career as a Certified Child Life Specialist after graduation.

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