Senior of the Week – Amanda Atherton

Amanda (far right) at Snowball 2012
Amanda (far right) at Snowball 2012

1)What is your:
-Age? 22
-Hometown?  Plum Island, MA
-Major?  Pharmacy

 2) What were your Co-ops?

My first co-op was at Cape Cod Hospital, a small hospital in Hyannis, MA.  My second co-op was at an independent pharmacy in Cambridge, MA.  For my last co-op, I went abroad to Malta and worked at Mater Dei Hospital in the clinical pharmacy.

 3) How has SAA contributed to your Northeastern Experience?

SAA has always been a great way for me to get involved with people and events that are not directly pharmacy related.  SAA creates an awesome community and I have had a blast over the past five years.  It is great to be surrounded by people who love Northeastern as much as I do!

 4) How do you hope to give back to the Northeastern community as an alum?

Over the years I have had numerous opportunities through SAA to meet and network with alumni.  These experiences showed me how influential alumni can be to students.  I am excited to come back to campus as an alumni and offer as much advice and connections to students as possible.

 5) What was your favorite SAA event?

Ski Trip or Bringing Cheer!

 6) Do you have any secret or weird talents?

I wish!

 7) When you were five, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A marine biologist

 8) Who would you play in a movie?

Emma Stone.. in any movie!

 9) Who is your favorite Harry Potter character?

Oliver Wood

10) Could you give us a brief overview of your time at the SAA? Such as the year you joined, committees you chaired, events you moderated, District or National Conference you attended?

I joined SAA freshman year and have had so many great memories since.  Sophomore year I had the chance to chair the Brining Cheer holiday party, which was an incredibly rewarding experience.  I loved the ability to see the process full circle— from developing a budget and shopping for gifts to being there when they were given to each of the children.  It is a great event and something I will always remember.  In addition, I was able to attend the District Conference that year at UConn to present on all of the great things SAA does for the community!

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