After I graduate, I would love to work in the field of Sustainability through education, outreach, or other ways of social and environmental engagement. I am particularly interested in food and waste systems.
My name is Amanda Burns and I am a senior at Agnes Scott College.
Throughout my life, I have been drawn to the environment, and being at Agnes Scott has helped me hone this into a strong interest in sustainability and environmental studies and how it connects with sociology and anthropology.
Before Agnes Scott College, I have had many opportunities to engage in different experiences that I still reflect on and draw from today.
- Composting and gardening work-study positions in Maine
- Living and studying in Maine, across the street from Acadia National Park
- Week-long sailing trip for college orientation in Maine
- Long-term employee position at a small bakery
- Student Conservation Association crew member for two summers in high-school
- Dual-enrollment in college courses during high-school
- Week-long trip to Germany in high-school through an exchange program
When I was young, I loved to draw, make things, and play outside. I grew up 10 minutes away from Agnes Scott, and went to an after care program called ColorWheel Afterschool Art Studio, right across the train tracks from Agnes.
While I was there, I was commissioned to create a collage of Agnes Scott’s most prominent building, Main Hall. Little did I know that I would attend Agnes Scott as a transfer student later on in my life!