Mitzi developed a passion for nutrition the summer before her first year at UGA. Now, she is pursuing a degree in dietetics from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. She is interested in a career helping pregnant women with “their nutritional journeys.” She especially would like to assist young mothers-to-be who don’t have access to trustworthy nutritional advice.
Mitzi is an advocate for veganism and has found a like-minded community at UGA through the student organization Speak Up for Species. She enjoys volunteering with friends who share her belief that “the biggest and best way to help animals is to change what you eat.” So far, Mitzi’s most memorable college experience was a trip with the group to Sweet Olive Farm Animal Rescue. The Atlanta native found herself far from home – feeding pigs and brushing cows to keep mosquitos away.
“I had a lot of fun that day and met a lot of new people,” Mitzi said.
Mitzi also joined the Hispanic Student Association’s first-year committee and is helping plan their spring gala. Additionally, she is a member of Trio, a federal program that offers resources – like quiet study spots and free tutoring – to first-generation college students. Through her campus involvement, Mitzi found a “tight-knit group of people,” who have helped her transition to college life.