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About Amanda: I absolutely love reality television. I watch almost everything from Jersey Shore to The Real Housewives on Bravo. I attended Illinois Valley Community College before NIU.
Previous Legal and/or Professional Experience: Previously, I worked as a clerk in the LaSalle County Clerk’s Office. I focused mainly on family law, divorce filings, and orders of protection. In addition, I worked as a secretary at an attorney’s office that dealt with bank transactions and real estate.
What activities are you involved in? I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. In undergrad, we did a lot of campus clean-up and campus beautification. I also volunteer at a homeless shelter. In addition, because my grandfather died of a brain tumor, my family now maintains a team to raise money for research for the American Brain Tumors Association.
Why did you choose NIU Law? I went to NIU for undergrad and loved it. The affordability and the practical skills training available were added bonuses that solidified my decision.
This interview was conducted in Fall 2011.
Graduation Year: 2014
Undergraduate Institution: Northern Illinois University
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Psychology