We’re going to introduce you to our interns this summer! We’ll be posting mini-bios of each of the interns throughout this week!
My name is Amanda Lordemann. I am an intern this summer with RGI, working through the Skandalaris Center at Washington University, our entrepreneurial center. I am currently a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, studying Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience, with a minor in Public Health. I am very interested in abnormalities in the brain, as well as diseases of the brain and of the other parts of the body. I became interested in diseases through my class in Microbiology, making this internship a perfect fit for me! I would like to become a Physician’s Assistant after graduating. I currently hold the position of Panhellenic Delegate in my sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. In my spare time, I like reading romance novels, swimming, browsing the internet, and hanging out with friends over food.
Because I’m constantly looking up new news articles about breakthroughs in science, I will be posting the newest and exciting updates in the field of rare disease research on the Facebook group and Twitter (so follow us! :D ), as well as posting more updates on the blog! I will also be helping with many other things, such as the phone conference that happened last week. We have lots of exciting things planned. Stay tuned!
I am very excited to be working here and cannot wait to help in the fight against rare diseases!
Check back tomorrow for an introduction to our other intern in St. Louis, Will Dahl!