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Amanda Rivkin ’15


Name: Amanda Rivkin

Year: Junior

Originally From: Manhasset Hills, New York

Major: Community Entrepreneurship

Relationship Status: Single

College Life

What is your campus involvement? I am involved with the UVM Club Fencing Team, Hillel, and the Pottery Co-op

Why did you choose your major? I want to open my own business someday

Best study spot on campus? My bedroom (I have a room to myself)

Weirdest thing you’ve encountered at UVM? When I saw a bunch of naked boys running around campus and then went swimming in the fountain late at night

Favorite thing to do on the weekend? I love to go shopping on Church Street

What is your favorite hobby? Flying trapeze

What is something you have done in your life you are most proud of? I fenced in the Junior Olympics

Fun Facts

Favorite movie? The Devil Wears Prada

Favorite TV show? Revenge

Are you also a flannel fanatic like most at UVM? No, I probably own like two flannels. I’ve been going the preppy route lately.

Biggest pet peeve? I hate when people whistle. Don’t do it.

Favorite season? Winter

Top 3 most played songs on your iPod? “San Francisco” by The Mowgli’s, “The People I Know” by Eric Hutchinson, and “Babylon” by David Gray

What is one strange thing about yourself that most people would never guess? I’m a triplet

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? It would be awesome if I was able to control time

You’re stranded on a dessert island and can only bring 3 items. What do you bring? I would bring my best friend, cases of bottled water (sorry UVM), and a boat to get off the island

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? I would go to Paris

Love Life

What would be the perfect first date? Make me dinner and we’ll eat in a romantic spot while watching the sunset

Biggest turn-on? A guy with a killer sense of style

Biggest turn-off? Bad teeth

Sweetest thing someone has ever done for you? Telling me that every time he sees me, it makes his day

Who’s your celeb crush? Adrian Grenier

Any tips for the single kids on campus? Don’t try to be someone that you aren’t. There is someone out there for everyone.

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