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Amanda Boeing

Linguistics and Hispanic Studies

Biography

Hometown:

Nashville, TN

What are you most looking forward to about being a Peer Mentor?

I'm looking forward to meeting some members of the new class of freshmen and passing on some of the knowledge that I wish I had known before coming to college.

What is your advice for First-Year Students?

Learn to be okay with yourself. Honestly, the first semester is not often a confidence booster and having that strong sense of self will help you get through the hard times.

What is your favorite annual event that happens on campus and why?

I love Culture Week because it's a time to introduce students to each other's cultures and start engaging and thought provoking dialogue. Not to mention the amazing food!

Describe the color orange: 

Orange is an intimidating color at first but once you get to know it, you learn to love it.

Where would you spend your last five dollars on the strip?

Golden Roast

Best dining location on campus?

Subway

Would you rather take a picture with live smokey or the costumed smokey mascot?

Live Smokey

Pro tip for surviving your first year at UT?

Organization is key. Get a planner and use it!

What notable alum would you want to be your Peer Mentor?

Pat Summit

If you had unlimited dining dollars, where would you spend them?

Starbucks

What is your favorite place on campus?

Hodges Library

Would you rather...Hike the hill to class or  Go to the AG campus for class?

Hike the hill to go to class

Describe being a Peer Mentor in 5 words or less:

Trustworthy, Guidance, Friendly, Knowledgeable, Willing