About The Author
Amanda GilmourJournalism Major, Class of 2015

Hey everyone! My names Amanda and I'm super excited to be blogging for We Are IU! As a Journalism major I'm really glad to be able to get my writing out there in any way and it makes it a thousand times better that I get to write about one of my favorite places on earth, IU! 

I'll be junior this coming fall and it's hard to believe two years have already flown by! I've been involved with a couple other organizations around campus like Union Board, Advertising Club, and I'm also a Hudson and Holland Scholar! I also do a lot of volunteer work with the Food Bank and writing tutoring.

I have a lot of big plans for my near and distant future and I'm hoping to share some of those goals and experiences here with everyone!

Besides writing my biggest passions in life are traveling (in the future I hope to backpack across Europe as well as spend some time in Thailand and Cambodia) and animals, particularly elephants. It’s my dream to work with elephants in a sanctuary and I’m hoping to do that summer of 2014 while I’m abroad.

And as for after graduation, I’ll just have to wait and see where this journey of life takes me!