Rachel La Kier

Rachel La Kier

Human Development and Family Science

HDFS major said coursework has prepared her for a variety of career paths post-graduation


Dunwoody, Ga.


Human Development and Family Science


Greek life

Why did you choose your major?

I have always wanted to help people, but I did not know what field to pursue. I wanted to be an HDFS major because it has multiple career opportunities and paths post-graduation. Through some of the classes in this major, I have learned about different professions and that being an HDFS major relates to any field.

Why did you want to be a FACS Ambassador?

I want to share my passion for FACS with incoming and current students at UGA and look forward to highlighting all the opportunities within FACS and the university.

What do you like most about FACS?

I love the community. Everyone is open and talkative; making friends in classes and learning about new opportunities is easy.

What advice would you give to new students?

Try to explore all of the opportunities UGA has to offer, such as clubs, organizations and internships.

What is your favorite place to study on campus?

The Main Library or Science Library

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

One thing I wish more people knew about FACS would be the wide variety of professions one could go into post-graduation. Every career incorporates some aspects of FACS and human development so I want people to know that FACS is the gateway to a wide variety of professions.

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