Amanda L. Severn
Student Division Advocacy Chair
Amanda is a third-year medical student at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, Virginia. She was raised in Southern California and is the 6th youngest of 7 children. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Montana State University in 2012. In 2013 she studied sustainable community engagement and advocacy at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and worked as a teaching intern at Lynedoch Elementary School. She later returned to Montana to work as a Nurse’s Aide at Birchwood Senior’s Assisted Living. She then completed a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences from EVMS in 2017 while working as a server at a local restaurant and volunteering with organizations supporting survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). During medical school, Amanda continued to work with the YWCA and her AMWA chapter to develop an IPV training module that can be integrated into Undergraduate Medical Education. Amanda is also the Student Leader of Community Engagement with the Refugee Health Community Engaged Learning and serves on the board of Recycled Medical Equipment for the Developing World. In her free time, Amanda is a yoga practitioner, an outdoor enthusiast, and an amateur gardener.