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Amanda had numerous academic interests as a Lake Forest College student, so when Professor of English Ben Goluboff suggested that she major in American Studies, it seemed like the perfect fit. With that major, Amanda was able to take classes that crossed several disciplines, including economics, politics, education, history, and religion.
Although her major focused on the United States, Amanda chose to study abroad in the Czech Republic, then a nascent democracy. “To be exposed to that and gain knowledge of their struggles as they found their footing was an incredible opportunity,” she says.