Allen contributes to family legacy of FACS graduates
Nutritional Sciences and Public Relations
Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Executive Director, Undergraduate researcher in the Human Nutrition Lab, Order of Omega Greek Honor society, National Society of Leadership and Success, Coca-Cola scholar
- Post-graduation Plans
After graduation, I hope to attend law school at the University of Georgia and use my skill set to better the lives of others.
- Why did you choose your major?
I originally chose to pursue a degree in Nutritional Sciences with a pre-med intent. Many medical doctors have spoken about how they wish they would have had more formal schooling in the area of nutrition. A nutritional sciences degree also very closely mirrors a biology major.
- Why did you want to become an Ambassador?
My mother, grandmother, aunt, and other adults in my life are UGA FACS graduates. This legacy has blessed my life for all my life. However, as a student from a rural area, I longed for opportunities to grow as a professional and to make my own contributions. I found those opportunities through FACS at UGA. Now I am eager to enhance my leadership skills, meet new people and gain new perspectives, spread the word about what our college has to offer, and do my part to give back to FACS and UGA.
- What do you like the most about FACS?
From my first day at UGA and despite the pandemic, FACS made me part of a caring community. The value placed on personal growth and family life extends to students, keeping us close, included and challenged. Our college invites all to be involved at the level we choose, and the opportunities continue after graduation. I recently attended the GAFACS convention, where I learned the history of FACS and witnessed the continuing support of professionals throughout their careers and after retirement.
- What advice would you give to new students?
I urge new students to find opportunities to become involved in the college whether it is through FACS organizations, research, or simply introducing themselves to one of their professors. FACS is full of wonderful people who want you to learn to the best of your abilities and provide you with a wealth of opportunities.
- What has been your favorite part of your FACS program so far?
My favorite involvement within FACS aside from being an ambassador would have to be my research. I enjoy the ability to think creatively, learn from graduate professionals and Dr. Cooper, and make my own contributions.
- What is your favorite spot to study on campus?
Science learning center
- What is one thing you wish more people knew about FACS?
I think a lot of individuals do not realize how diverse FACS majors are and that it is not just traditional homemaking classes as in the past, but those options are still available for those who are interested.