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Amy Chau

Amy Chau

Year: Sophomore

Hometown and Your Favorite Thing About It: Philadelphia. It is very historical. You can go to many fun locations including the Franklin Institute, Constitution Center and Independence Hall.

Areas of Study and Why You Chose Them: 5-Year Track of Biochemistry/Forensic Science and Minor in Criminology. I love drugs (not in a bad way) and their effects and functions. I also enjoy working in a laboratory setting. So Lab + Drugs = Amy’s Future!

Extracurricular Activities: I am a violist at University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a member of Undergraduate Budget Committee at Chatham, Secretary of Asian Culture Association (soon to be an official club in Chatham!) and of course, Social Media Director of Her Campus Chatham!

Favorite Book: Too many to count. Currently is The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo. It is interesting to figure out how good people turn evil. I recommend this book for anyone who likes psychology and criminology.

Favorite Movie: The Lorax! It is a bit childish, but I love stories by Dr. Seuss. It is very inspirational for all ages.

Favorite TV Show: Any TV show that relates to crime scene investigation, especially Castle, Bones, NCIS, CSI and more.

Favorite Musician/Band: Jason Chen! Check out his YouTube channel. He is a very good songwriter and singer!

Ultimate Friday Night: Relax at home with my boyfriend and sit on the sofa in the living room with a book, iced tea, and classical music.

What did you do this summer?
I worked at the Office of Admissions in Chatham, conducted research with a professor in the Chemistry Department, and had fun with my friends.

What’s your favorite summer 2012 memory?
Watching one of the campus cats chasing a squirrel around the quad. It was hilarious to see them running in circles!

What do you love most about fall?
My birthday is in September! I love to celebrate my birthday with my friends and a day full of classes! (Yes, I am a nerd).

What is your favorite thing about being a Chatham woman?
Opportunities. Chatham women can meet and form relationships with people in executive positions. There are different leadership experiences and workshops to prepare women for the real world.

  Mara Flanagan is entering her seventh semester as a Chapter Advisor. After founding the Chatham University Her Campus chapter in November 2011, she served as Campus Correspondent until graduation in 2015. Mara works as a freelance social media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She interned in incident command software publicity at ADASHI Systems, gamification at Evive Station, iQ Kids Radio in WQED’s Education Department, PR at Markowitz Communications, writing at WQED-FM, and marketing and product development at Bossa Nova Robotics. She loves jazz, filmmaking and circus arts.  
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