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Amanda Erwin

​"I think Central has the best of both worlds. It's like a small school in terms of the personal, one-on-one access to faculty, resources and knowledge. But CMU also has the resources of a bigger university in terms of things like Alternative Breaks and Study Abroad. It was the perfect fit for me."​

Major: Biochemistry     


  • Three years of Alzheimer's disease-related research in a CMU lab
  • CMU Honors Program
  • Studied abroad at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore
  • Study Abroad ambassador
  • Alternative Breaks participant in Hayward County, North Carolina
  • The Honors Platform Academic Journal Science editor
  • CMU Club Quiz Bowl co-founder


  • Van Andel Institute

Postgraduation: Entering a doctoral program in cell and developmental biology at Vanderbilt University 


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