Olivia Sawyer

Olivia Sawyer

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

SSAC lead intern enjoys the welcoming energy and community she found in FACS


Thomasville, Georgia


Social Entrepreneurship with a minor in Sociology

  • Lead Intern for the Student Success and Advising Center
  • Student Leadership Advisory Council Member
  • Athletic Association Subject Tutor
  • Former Student Affairs Fellow (Fall 2021-Spring 2022)
  • Former FACS Legislative Aide (Spring 2022) 
Post-graduation Plans

I am currently working on applying to a variety of different Student Affairs master’s programs. After receiving my master’s, my plan is to either work at an educational non-profit or at a university.

Why did you choose your major?

I knew from a young age that I wanted to go into non-profit or policy work, and after talking with Dr. Warmath and Ahmaud Templeton, I knew that the Social Entrepreneurship major was the perfect fit for me. I haven’t looked back since!

Why did you want to become an Ambassador?

I wanted to be a FACS Ambassador to help other students learn about the amazing opportunities in the college. In a way, it was my way of saying thank you for supporting me throughout my years here at UGA.

What do you like the most about FACS?

My favorite part about FACS is the welcoming energy that fills the halls every day, and the community that I have found within this college.

What advice would you give to new students?

Give yourself some grace. College is a hard adjustment for anyone, and speaking from experience, it can sometimes not meet your initial expectations. Things will get better, it simply takes some time.

What has been your favorite part of your FACS program so far?

The people I have met! Everyone has been fantastic, honestly extraordinary. Through FACS, I have made lifelong friends and mentors.

What is your favorite spot to study on campus?

The reading room on the 3rd of the MLC.

What is one thing you wish more people knew about FACS?

FACS provides you with every opportunity to get to know your professors, the Dean, TAs, advisors, and/or staff, so you should take advantage of that.

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