Amanda is an undergraduate student in psychology. Throughout her time at Concordia, she has dedicated herself to volunteering at various mental health organizations. Amanda has provided over 100 hours of active listening time to Tel Aide, an organization that seeks to provide support and a listening ear to those in need. Her positive attitude has helped countless individuals suffering from mental illness or crises.
Similarly, Amanda has been partnered with an individual seeking companionship through Compeer, an organization endeavouring to reintegrate mental health patients into society through friendship and companionship. Amanda and her "buddy" have been meeting on a weekly basis for two years. Amanda’s community efforts aim to raise awareness about mental health issues, and the beneficial effects of mindfulness on our daily lives. Her enthusiasm about community engagement has led her to pursuing additional volunteering opportunities at Concordia and beyond, such as workshop animation at the Jewish General Hospital and the inauguration of her own mindfulness club.