If you have ever met Amanda Zettergren, you certainly haven’t forgotten her. Amanda is one of those people who you only need to meet once and she will stick in your memory forever.
Amanda’s brain runs a mile a minute and her idea of a relaxing day makes the rest of society look lazy. A slow day in Amanda’s life would include writing a few chapters in her near-completed novel, polishing a few lines in her full-blown play, calming down a friend from “crisis mode” to “manageable mode”, all while explaining to her father what just happened in the movie he is watching.
Although those things alone are impressive, the most amazing piece about Amanda is her immense care for others. Her passion is helping people in a crisis and she doesn’t care what kind of crisis it is, the person’s background, or any other factors that may make others shy away from helping them.
“I really want to help prisoners rehabilitate back into society,” Amanda explained. “There are groups of people like prisoners that there just isn’t help out there for and I want to help them.”
One day Amanda hopes to open a ministry that would help people in a crisis, regardless of their background or financial situation, and would also provide a place for people trying to get back on their feet. And if you know Amanda, you know it will happen sooner than later.
Congratulations Amanda on being selected as graduate of the quarter!