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Amanda Blakeman

Student of English at Union College set to graduate in 2022

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Working on my senior thesis with Union’s English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies departments, where I hope to focus on the “feminist” female lead in the emerging world of Young Adult fiction.

About Me

Current and forever student of language, storytelling, and communication, no matter the format.

As senior at Union College, I believe that I have made the most of my past three years here, and I hope to continue to do so. Academically, I have found great success, earning a cumulative GPA of 3.98 in courses such as Literary Theory, Jane Austen, and The Beatles & African American Music. In taking these rather unconventional courses, I have refined my ability to not only write and speak effectively, but also gain an acute sense of writing and creating content tailored to audience. I am further developing these skills with an education in a variety of humanities fields that force me to constantly adapt and think creatively.

In addition to academics, I have involved myself in a variety of different extracurricular activities and experiences at Union. In December of 2019, I traveled to London for an immersive study abroad focusing on West End theatre and British History, which certainly piqued my interest in more travel. During the spring of 2021, I participated in a global internship with a publishing house in Sydney, Australia that was fully remote due to the pandemic travel restrictions. I also tried my hand at working in an office setting, serving as an administrative Office Assistant in the summer of 2021 while simultaneously completing a remote learning opportunity known as Summer IDEaS, which you can learn more about in my resume.