Amy has had a breadth of first-hand experience integrating academic studies and wellness practices in her efforts to be a socially-minded and effective global citizen. She is the Outreach Director of Penn Alternative Breaks, a program offered through Civic House that organizes week-long service trips during winter and spring breaks. Penn Alternative Breaks provides students the opportunity to work with community partners to engage directly with issues impacting members of those communities.
Amy is also highly involved in the Civic House, serving as a Community Partner Liaison for the Community Engagement Program (CEP), a student leader for PennCORP, and general student staff Program Assistant. Through her involvement with Civic House, Amy is learning about responsible civic engagement, systems of privilege and oppression, and the importance of belonging to a growth-oriented community.
Outside of school, Amy enjoys hiking, figure skating, embroidering, and creating art as practices of wellness. The SNF Paideia Fellowship offers an interdisciplinary education that will allow Amy to incorporate dialogue, service, and wellness into her Visual Studies major and American Sign Language minor. Ultimately, she hopes to develop her understanding of the role of art, philosophy, and science in wellness and education of the whole person.