Josie Thomas is a third year psychology major at the University of Georgia. She grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and attended Providence Day School tk through 12th grade. During her years in high school, Josie studied in Spain and also went on a service learning trip to South Africa. These trips played a major role in sparking interest in Josie to move around and experience different areas and cultures. Since spending her whole childhood at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC, which she loves and cherishes those experiences and memories, Josie decided to branch out and attend the University of Georgia. She was eager to meet new people and experience a new city with new people. She is also a huge football fan, and let’s be real, UGA has some pretty great football!
Josie plans on using her major in Psychology to work in the research field studying neuropsychology across all ages. She started studying psychology in high school through an AP Psychology course and quickly realized she was called to learn more. She realized even before college that she had a passion for it and knew that she wanted to pursue that passion. “It also allows a lot of opportunity to help people in different ways, which is an aspect I have always aspired to have in a career,” Josie explained. She is looking forward to pursuing her future career and seeing where it leads her! After finishing her undergraduate years she is looking to attend grad school to open up more options for her future career, and she has recently began the application process.
On a more personal level, Josie is a very caring and generous person. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and friends. Since she is in another state from her family now, she focuses on making the most of each time she’s able to see everyone. One of her favorite quotes to live by is, “There is always something to be thankful for.” This can be a helpful reminder to everyone to not get caught up on the small stuff and that everything happens for a reason. For example, she says “I have my family and health, and I am super grateful for that.” I think that everyone could learn a little something from Josie!