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Amanda Blakeman

Student of English at Union College set to graduate in 2022

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2018-Present Union College B.A. English Major, Theatre Arts/Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies Minors

Honors & Awards

2021 Edward Everett Hale Jr. Prize for best essay by a Sophomore or Junior

2021 Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society Historian

2021 Order of Omega Greek Honor Society Vice President

2019-2021 Dean’s List Recipient



2021 “A New York ‘Signature’: Looking Inside Nine Pin Cider”, Drinks Trade Australia, Summer 2021, Issue 81 Issue link, pages 52-54


2021 Critical Theory Dictionary, Union College Manifold

2021 The Diary of Jonathan Pearson, Union College Manifold Edition link


January 2021-January 2022

Public Relations Vice President, Gamma Phi Beta, Union College

  • Serve as a member of the chapter’s executive council, represent the interests of the Public Relations department at executive council meetings and communicate pertinent information back to the department.
  • Supervise the work of all Public Relations department officers: set goals with officers, lead regular department meetings, monitor the department budget and communicate regularly with all department officers and their advisors.
  • Oversee website and all social media accounts while implementing a comprehensive public relations plan.
  • Implement inclusive ways to promote belonging, equity, diversity and inclusion to improve public relations with campus community.
  • Encourage philanthropic involvement and participation within fraternity and sorority life organizations and campus student organizations.

July-September 2021

Student, Summer IDEaS Program at Schaffer Library, Union College

  • Learn and apply data and computing technologies, such as Tableau and Voyant.
  • Independently manage and complete research tasks, submitting proof of work weekly.
  • Write and publish an annotated digital edition of a historical diary.
  • Collaborate with cohorts and research supervisor as necessary.

July-September 2021

Office Assistant, Union College Office of Residential Life

  • Independently opened, closed, and monitored the office during business hours.
  • Answered 20+ incoming calls daily and provided instructions to students, parents, and businesses per training instructions.
  • Built and maintained office organizational system, cataloguing over 2,000 keys and student room assignments.
  • Mainatined a positive attitude at all times in a fast-paced environment.
  • Logged and scheduled hours into Kronos.

March-June 2021

Intern, Hip Media Australia

  • Coordinated meetings, on-boarding, and all projects from a different time zone, in a fully remote capacity.
  • Assisted with the writing and publishing of content such as press releases to websites and social media.
  • Assisted the current editor with edit, sub, proof and review of editorials.
  • Researched, wrote, and published a featured digital story on the impact of Covid on local bars and restaurants.

January 2020-January 2021

Sisterhood Chair, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at Union College

  • Coordinate with other leaders within the Education and Public Relations departments to improve relations within the chapter and with the general student body
  • Plan 3 sisterhood events a term to facilitate involvement within the sorority

January 2019-January 2020

Co-Chair, Green House Minerva at Union College

  • Organize 2 weekly meetings with general council and e-board members
  • Plan and implement 15 events per term to encourage community engagement
  • Direct use of budget of $25,000 per year with proper documentation

March-June 2019

Sophomore Research Seminar, “Transformative Partnerships in the Arts and Humanities”

  • Investigated the value of traditional “humanities” skills, such as public speaking or critical thinking
  • Researched the application of legal and philosophical theory to current issues in a 15-page academic paper

December 2019

London Mini Term Abroad

  • 3-week cultural immersion experience on the history of British theatre
  • Emphasis on independent study and exploration in collaboration with the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts (RADA)