This week our Leading Woman is Amanda Nichols! Amanda is a Senior, majoring in Communication Disorders and minoring in Human Development and Family Studies from Birmingham, AL.
Amanda is a Desk Worker at Study Partners in the library and she volunteers with the Lee County Autism Resource and Advocacy, where she provides childcare for children with autism and is on the organization's Junior Advisory Board.
When asked what her favorite part of being in Theta has been, Amanda said she loved recruitment! "You either love it or you hate it. Sure, you get no sleep, but it's in those delirious moments that you make the best memories. It's a week of really getting to know girls that you may have only known their name beforehand. It makes us closer as a whole, while also getting to show off what we love about Theta."
Facts About Amanda
Celebrity Crush: Brett Eldredge
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake
Favorite Auburn Tradition:
Advice to your Freshman Self:
"Say yes (to most things)
(within reason)! You're only a freshman once, so make the most of it and don't take it for granted. Go to all the free events, grab all the free t-shirts, stay up late watching movies in your dorm room with your friends from down the hall. You can sleep in a few years."
Fun Fact: "I was in a commercial for a local drugstore when I was a baby!"
Most Embarrassing Moment: "The most recent one happened just a couple weeks ago...I was in a training session for Study Partners and as we broke off into groups to work on a team building exercise, I blew air back into my Capri Sun pouch so that it would stand up on its own, and apparently there was still some juice in the bottom because it exploded in my face and I sat there wiping juice off my face while everyone stared."
We asked what Theta means to her and she said, "Theta means never having to be alone. Coming to college can be difficult because there are so many people and you fear getting lost in the crowd, but knowing that you have a home in Theta makes it seem smaller and less terrifying. Plus, you always have someone to eat lunch with on campus!"