2019 PDSA - Amanda Sargent

Amanda Sargent

Amanda Sargent

Toledo, Ohio | Psychology Major

Advocate is a word used by all nominators to describe Amanda Sargent. For example, as a two-term president of her sorority, she worked to re-establish the organization with a healthy culture and stop traditions that threatened the safety of her sisters. She took a hard stance to protect the values of the organization, the benefit of which will be realized well after she leaves Miami.

Amanda was also extensively involved with Miami’s Government Relations Network (GRN), where she served as the team leader for GRN students that attended the 2017 presidential inauguration, the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and the GRN Alternative Spring Break Advocacy and Leadership conference. She also completed an internship with a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Amanda focuses on exposing students to the GRN, but she does so as a means to assist in their success and inform them of other university resources. She has also served as an Resident Assistant for three years, including two with the GRN community. Also within Residence Life, Amanda is one of few RAs who sits on a departmental committee, working on the Research and Assessment Committee for two years.