Amanda Hawthorne

University of Minnesota – College of Pharmacy, Duluth

Name: Amanda Hawthorne

Hometown: Lunenburg, VA

Education: University of Pennsylvania

An experience in my life that has shaped my decision to spend a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA:

As part of a personal-interest project, I performed interview-based research in Appalachia concerning opioid abuse and its widespread effects. This experience planted the desire to undertake more meaningful research in that field.

Three words that best describe me:

Outgoing, enthusiastic, inquisitive

One thing I can’t live without:

My siblings

Something I like to do for fun:

Read and write books, among other things!