Amanda Erwin

Alexi Callaway 
Nashville, Michigan

Biochemistry major

Hometown: Nashville, Michigan

Major: Biochemistry

Career goal: To increase the quality of life through innovative biological collaboration

Study abroad: London

Senior Honors Project: “Characterization of a Tauopathy Model in D. discoideum.” Erwin presented her poster at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience International Conference in San Diego, California.

Service passion: Science education outreach

Other CMU involvement: Alternative Breaks, The Honors Platform Academic Journal staff member, Honor Bound writer and co-founder of CMU Club Quiz Bowl
Value of CMU Honors Program: “The experience I gained by being a part of the CMU Honors and Centralis program allowed me to develop my academic and service passions.”

Favorite Honors memory: “Painting rooms at Hostel Detroit as part of an urban renewal service trip. I was able to do this my first year in college and had a blast with the group I traveled with.”

Favorite Honors class: “Biking Beaver Island with Dr. Mark Francek and Dr. Anthony Feig. After biking 35 miles through sand dunes and midges, I truly felt physically and mentally capable of doing anything!”