In August of 2016 I received my Bachelor’s of Science in  Development and Family Studies, with a concentration in Family & Community Studies from the University of North Texas, and graduated with a 3.65 GPA. I also received certification from the National Council on Family Relations as a Family Life Educator.
To provide a clearer picture of what a degree in DFST entails, I’ve included a copy of my degree plan below, as well as a copy of my unofficial transcript.
Elizabeth Hernandez degree plan

It is also worth mentioning that I received accolades from the university and made the Dean’s List in 2015 and 2016 for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Because of continued scholarly achievement, in February of 2016 I was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. UNT’s Alpha Iota chapter is an incredibly active force in our community, you can visit this website to learn more about Kappa Delta Pi and the Alpha Iota chapter. In the Spring of 2016, my department, Human Development and Family Science, nominated me to receive UNT’s “Excellence in Professionalism” award for Honor’s Day 2016.


To provide a small sample of my academic work, I’ve included a literature review I wrote in the Fall Semester of 2015. Written for my Advanced Family Theory class, the piece analyzes breastfeeding choices mothers make through the lens of social exchange theory. I believe education is so vital to the development of children and families (and lack of education is so detrimental), and this piece shares that sentiment so wonderfully. I hope you enjoy it, and feel free to contact with me any questions!

Literature Review: A Case for Extended Breastfeeding


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