Amanda Fitzpatrick (she/her) is a graduate of the 2019 VIH Cohort through which she studied the opioid epidemic cross-culturally as well as Roman art and history in Rome, Italy. Since graduating from the VIH program, Amanda is entering her senior year at Washington & Jefferson College where she will earn a Bachelor degree in both Biology and Psychology as well as a minor in History. She hopes to continue her education and eventually go to medical school to become a psychiatrist.
Amanda is currently working remotely this summer with Dr. Janjic’s laboratory at the School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University to write a review of published research in neuroinflammation and nerve injury as it relates to neuropathic pain. Additionally, she is volunteering with Literacy Pittsburgh as an ESL and Citizenship tutor. In her free time, Amanda enjoys drawing, going on walks with her dogs, learning how to bake, and creating new ideas for her school newspaper where she is the World Section Editor.