Born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee, Amanda Ibrahim graduated from the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus in 2017, where she majored in biology and also completed minors in chemistry and sociology. Amanda founded UML’s Multicultural Student Association, Student Ambassador Board, and Pi Delta Mu (a women’s empowerment organization), and served as president for all organizations. She loves to spend time with her family and friends and volunteer with local youth. After serving with Impact America, Amanda plans to continue work in nonprofit organizations before pursuing her Master’s in Public Health.

What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment is developing into a student leader as an undergraduate. Throughout my high school career, I was very reserved and did not like to voice my opinion. I knew this could not be the way I act during college. Following my New Student Orientation at Lambuth, I walked directly to the Coordinator of Student Services and immediately discussed starting a student organization related to Multicultural Affairs. This small interaction began a great journey of discovery as a student leader.

What is your favorite quote from a book, film, or song?
“It is what it is, trust me, you get what you give” -Drake. To me, this is a reminder to continue to dedicate myself to my passions and, through time, this dedication will help improve the lives of others.