Major: Health and Human Sciences
Minor: Health Policy & Natural Sciences
Hometown: Great Neck, NY
Amanda aspires to become a pediatrician or an OB/GYN so she can clinically work with vulnerable populations who are often in need of advocates. Simultaneously, she hopes to involve herself with education and health policy efforts to better provide equitable healthcare, as she strongly believes top-down decision-making inevitably dictates quality of clinical care and health outcomes in patients.
Other Activities Involved In:
Organic Chemistry Supplemental Instructor, Scholars Leading Scholars, Community Health Involvement Project, Levan Institute, Policy Research Internship
I was named after Amanda Bynes (big fan of She's the Man)!
AED has provided me with some of the most incredible and inspiring individuals that I’ve ever met. Prior to AED, I didn’t have many other “premed” friends. Through joining, I found a network of the most supportive friends and mentors—people who have brought me chicken soup when I was sick during midterms or people who have helped me through the most difficult of prerequisite courses. Surrounding myself with so many accomplished and caring individuals who are so passionate not only about medicine but also about a variety of other topics and fields has not only solidified my own interest in medicine but also pushed me to explore other interests and work harder. As challenging and unprecedented as everything going on in the world currently is, I’m really excited to see how this strengthens our members and how our organization will grow as a whole.