Amanda Sams

Amanda SamsEditor-in-Chief | Architecture & History Editor

Amanda Sams
Editor-in-Chief | Architecture & History Editor

Amanda Sams is a senior majoring in journalism with a double minor in honors educational studies and political science. Her career goals have spanned the gamut during college from attending law school to becoming a communications professor to writing for a magazine or joining a public relations firm. For now, she plans to work for Teach for America upon graduation and will be teaching elementary school in a low-income community in Atlanta for two years. She hopes to use this time to make a difference in the lives of children by using her journalistic skills in the classroom to start or improve upon a yearbook program, school newspaper or literary magazine to help a new generation of students discover the joy of writing and putting together a publication. She also plans to finish discovering who she is and what she wants to do with her life before committing to a lifelong career path, be that teaching, law, or public relations. All she knows for certain is that her career will encompass writing, her truest and strongest passion, in some form or another. She decided to go to Spain with Alpine Living this Spring to broaden her horizons and help with the self discovery process, as she has never been out of the country before and is greatly looking forward to gaining new cultural perspectives and experiences. She is a big fan of adventures, and this will be her greatest endeavor yet.

Amanda has been involved in many extracurricular activities at the Capstone in her time at UA, and she currently serves as president of the student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists as well as a student writer for Business Executive magazine. She has also worked for The Corolla yearbook as the academics editor and The Crimson White, in the positions of contributing writer, senior staff writer, news editor and copy editor. She has held two copyediting internships at The Tuscaloosa News and interned at U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command for seven summers, assisting the Public Affairs Division, Business Management Office and Concepts Analysis Lab. She is also involved in the Academic Honor Council, and Mortar Board and Blue Key senior honor societies in addition to the University Honor’s program.