Animal Science Major with a Pre-Veterinary and Animal Biology Concentration
Amanda Jones is a senior studying animal science and dance at Michigan State University. She actively participates as the secretary in the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association, and has been the treasurer for MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences). AJ is also a part of the Orchesis Dance club on the MSU campus where she enjoys the extravagant annual performance. She plans to further her academic career by being a teacher assistant for ANS 313 Introduction to Animal Nutrition. AJ has worked at Brody Cafeteria, for a local vet and is now working with MSU's Vetward Bound.
AJ describes her experience being an MSP scholar as being very fulfilling and has helped her accomplish personal goals. By attending the National MANRRAs conference she won third place in the National Essay Competition. Amanda acknowledges the program to be part of her success by stating,
"Many things would not have been possible without the help of MSP."
Her plans for the future include going to vet school and specializing in either small animals or be an exotic animal veterinarian. AJ was an active member with MANRRS and traveled to national MANRRS conferences in Atlanta (2012) and Sacramento (2013).
Outside of the classroom AJ tutors children weekly in mathematics and language arts. She also organizes fundraisers to promote the community and support the Susan G. Komen foundation. Following her passion in animal science, AJ helps to set up booths for education at MSU's Small Animal's Day supporting different clubs and volunteering through out the event in East Lansing.