Amanda Webb L’16
After graduation from the University of Georgia with a degree in Art History, Amanda joined the Peace Corps, becoming one of the first groups of HIV Prevention Education volunteers to serve in Ecuador. There she assisted with patient care at health clinics, founded a youth group for teenage girls focused on empowerment and education, worked with primary and secondary school teachers to effectively teach sexual health by incorporating previously neglected issues, such as women’s and LGBT rights, in the curriculum, gave countless lectures about the importance of safe sexual practices, and started sexual health clubs within several high schools. Further, Amanda collaborated with local clinics to organize a support group for patients living with HIV in the province of Santa Elena.
At Penn Law, Amanda served as Co-Chair of Penn Law Students for Reproductive Justice (Penn LSRJ), served on the 2014 Orientation Committee, interned at the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, volunteered with the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic (CASAC) and was Managing Editor for the Journal of Law and Social Change. Amanda spent the summer after her 1L year at Community Legal Services in their Public Benefits Unit providing direct legal services to clients living in Philadelphia and the summer after her 2L year at Women’s Law Project. Amanda hopes to continue working in direct legal services after graduation.