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Amanda Merkwae

Health Wonk


Cred Law and society major from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Interests “The legal issues surrounding reproductive health policy. Freshman year I took a class with one professor who had experience in reproductive rights and the law, and it was the best class I’ve ever taken.”

Last Book You Read Second Sex by Simone Debeauvoir

What Keeps You Up At Night? Gender issues, the portrayal of different sexual orientations in the media and culture, and human rights issues

Hobbies “This summer I’m interning for a national campaign to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancy.”

Are You a Wonk? “Yes. Because classes are so specialized, students can really develop their career around one specific issue. With D.C. as my experiential classroom we can put everything I learned in school into practice.”