"Young Voices was crucial to my development as a critical thinker and a professional. Young Voices was the place where I learned to look at systematic issues that affect me and know that I can play a role in changing them and have a voice. Young Voices taught me skills such as personal and non-profit fundraising, public speaking, advocacy and grass-roots organizing. I have carried the skills that Young Voices taught me beyond high school, through college and am now taking them into graduate school as I begin a PhD program at UT Austin. Young Voices taught me that I can be a beacon of positive change in whatever matters most to me and I have held on to that wholeheartedly. Because of the investment Young Voices made in me, I can now invest in my own passions wherever I go."
Amanda just graduated Brandeis University with high honors, winning the Kaufman award for Leadership and Academic Excellence. During her time at Brandeis, Amanda was a Senior Interviewer in the Office of Admissions, a peer mentor, and the Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Student Senate. She spent a year in Brazil, teaching English to low-income children. Additionally, she worked at a camp in Haiti, teaching English and running activities for children. Amanda also worked at Plan International USA, managing the logistics of a two-week camp for high school students on international development. Amanda just earned a full fellowship for a PhD program in African Diaspora Studies starting in the fall. We are so proud of Amanda and the contribution she is committed to being in the world!
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