Senior Profile: Amanda Berger

Allies President Amanda Berger while the "Stomp Out Homophobia" event. Photo by Kyle Parks.Allies President Amanda Berger while the "Stomp Out Homophobia" event. Photo by Kyle Parks.

What is your preferred name and major(s) and minor(s)?

Amanda Berger. Major: Biology, Minor: Psychology

What are some of the jobs you held at McDaniel?

I have worked as a Student Ambassador, a Peer Mentor, an Advisory Board member for the Peer Mentors, and in the First Stop Office.

What organizations were you part of at McDaniel?

I have been involved in the McDaniel Gender and Sexuality Alliance where I am currently the President, Club Softball where I am currently the Vice President, and Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society.

How much did you enjoy your time at McDaniel?

I have really enjoyed my time at McDaniel! I have met a lot of awesome people here and have gotten involved in some great programs.

Who do you think is/was your best mentor(s)?

I think my best mentor would have to be Dr. Staab in the biology department. She has also been the person I can go to with a problem and she always assures me that everything is going to be fine and to keep working hard. She has also been an excellent mentor in helping me to figure out what to do after I graduate.

What are your plans for after graduation?

I am currently looking at grad school programs in the biology field. Still trying to figure out exactly what I would like to do but I am thinking I want to do something with marine biology.

What is your best memory at McDaniel?

My best memory at McDaniel is when my friends and I went sledding on the Golf Course freshman year. We didn’t have sleds so we ended up using the lids from some storage bins which actually worked really well.