Name: Amanda Kim 

Position: Website Team 

Hello! My name is Amanda Kim, and I am from Madison, Mississippi. I grew up in this little town my whole life, so I am happy to be on such a huge, diverse campus that offers so many different opportunities. It is the perfect location because I am still close to home but far enough that I have developed a sense of independence and stepped out of my comfort zone. I am a senior here at the University of Alabama, majoring in kinesiology and minoring in psychology on the pre-physical therapy track. Upon graduation in May, I plan to attend physical therapy school to become a DPT, or a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Although I absolutely love Alabama, I hope to be going back to where my roots are in Mississippi to attend physical therapy school. Ever since middle school, my friends have referred to me as the “therapist.” They know I will provide a judgment-free environment and do my best to help them in their times of need. I knew from the nickname they gave me in the 7th grade that I had to keep up the work as a “therapist”!

I am an active member of the Honors College, the pre-physical therapy society, and the Delta Delta Delta Women’s Fraternity. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering at the Doghouse, having movie nights with friends and family, exercising, and being outdoors in nature. I also love watching any comedy television series like New Girl or Modern Family and am a sucker for any Rom-Coms or reality TV shows. A fun fact about me is that I am bilingual! You could say that I am a girl with two heads. At home, I wear my Korean head; in school, I wear my American head. Coming from a different cultural background, I am excited to step into and learn more about the different cultures and groups on campus and help their voices be heard. I am thrilled to be on the Mosaic team this year because I like to think that I have always had a creative side. I do not get to explore this side of me every day with a kinesiology major, so I cannot wait to expand it in this class. Through Mosaic, I hope to share valuable content with the rest of the UA community!