At Dartmouth, Amanda is an Environmental Earth Science modified with Engineering major. She intends on pursuing a career in nuclear waste management and aspires to earn her PhD one day.
Q&A with Amanda
As someone who got accepted into 21 colleges, this question is not so cookie-cutter for me. I'm currently a senior, and I'm still trying to figure that one out! But, I guess what it ultimately boiled down to was my visceral reaction to my acceptance here: Dartmouth was just exactly what I wanted.
How long have you been riding and what got you interested in riding?
I actually never rode until I my sophomore summer at Dartmouth! This was back when the Dartmouth Riding Center still offered PE classes, and I thought it would be great to take a beginner horseback riding class for fun. I later found out that the team needed a walk-trot rider when the coach contacted me, and I've been really riding ever since then. I never, ever imagined I would be on a varsity sports team while in college, but that's Dartmouth for you!
Tell me something interesting about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates.
Sometimes I just want to leave everything I know behind and go act on Broadway!
What activities are you involved in outside of Equestrian?
I am currently the President of the Tabard co-educational fraternity, as well as an EMT with Dartmouth Emergency Medical Services (D-EMS). Aside from that, I'm also a ceramics assistant at the pottery studio on campus and have been a tour guide for the admissions office.
What are your future plans?
To live a life filled with adventure and happiness!