Amanda

Amanda

Growing up, I harbored a strong interest in the biological sciences. I frequently questioned why certain mechanisms in cells worked a particular way, and it was rewarding to piece together how that contributed to a bigger picture. When I attended Stuyvesant High School, I was ecstatic to take human genetics and pathophysiology. However, I was also placed into an elective I did not choose: Wall Street. Prior to this course, I had never been exposed to the financial industry, and therefore never thought much about it. However, as time progressed, I found myself delving into the industry’s history as well as its importance. I was surprised to see it worked in a similar way to cellular functions: smaller institutions that worked together to create a monetary infrastructure. This was a field that permeated our daily lives, and I decided to pursue a business degree.

At Baruch College, my major is Accounting, and I have learned a great deal while working as a financial clerk at Lampert Capital Markets. In the future, I hope to connect my interest in biology with my work in accounting by being involved in the healthcare sector.

I am incredibly honored to be a part of the America Needs You program, which further motivates me to perform to the best of my ability. I am excited to learn more from the experts who give their time to this program, and I can’t wait for the opportunities that lie ahead.

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