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Amanda Milliken


ABOUT Amanda

University of Connecticut, Junior

Why did you choose your school and what makes it better than the rest?

I chose UCONN because I grew up in a very small town. I went to high school with less than 400 kids so going to UCONN was going to give me a different point of view. I also chose to go to UCONN because my family has always been Huskies fans, and I was truly excited to watch UCONN Basketball win more NCAA titles.

Where’s the best on-campus food and what kind is it?

The best on-campus food would have to be located in Storrs Center. It is a place called Blaze Fast Fire Pizza.

What kind of activities are you involved in? (sorority, theatre, clubs, etc)

I am involved in Greek Life here at UCONN. I am a sister of Alpha Chi Omega. I am Alpha Chi’s UNITE Delegate. UNITE is a weekly group of Panhellenic women who discuss what is happening in the Greek Community. It is my job to relay information between my chapter and Greek life as a whole.


If you had to choose one social media to use for the year, what would it be and why?

I would 100% choose Instagram because I have always been into photography. I also am addicted to posting on Instagram about 3-4 times a week. I love being able to check out what my sisters and friends are doing as well!

What’s your major/what are you thinking of majoring in?

I am currently Pre Medicine Psychology major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. My goal is to become a Doctor of Pediatric/Adolescent Psychiatry.

Who’s the most famous graduate from your school?

Kevin Ollie. Any current husky knows Ollie as the men’s basketball team head coach, but he also attended UCONN as an undergrad! He played in the NBA before becoming assistant coach at UCONN under Calhoun, and two years later became head coach.

Ray Allen, also graduated from UCONN, and is one of the best NBA players of all time!

Do you have a favorite sports team?

I was a gymnast for 13 years of my life. So I would prefer to sit down and watch gymnastics over any other sport. My favorite NCAA gymnastics teams would have to be LSU and University of Florida.
If I was to watch MLB, I am a Boston Red Sox fan and if I was to watch NFL I am a New England Patriots fan!

What’s your top song on Spotify right now?

My top song right now on Spotify would have to be HUMBLE by Kendrick Lamar. I am really obsessed with his new album DAMN!