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Amanda Smith-Millar

Amanda Smith-Millar is a third-year Carleton journalism student from Winchester, Ont.

She was inspired to pursue journalism after watching Terri Hatcher’s gutsy, smart portrayal of reporter Lois Lane in the Superman TV series the Adventures of Lois and Clark.

When Amanda was a kid, her mother played CBC Radio One constantly and encouraged her children to take an active interest in Canadian and international affairs.

During summers, Amanda works as a community photographer and reporter for her community newspaper, the Winchester Press. She has freelanced articles for the Millennium Scholarship Foundation and was a blogger for the 2006 Canadian Conference for the Arts.

She spearheaded World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine at Carleton University for two years. Amanda has been a residence fellow (or R.A.) for two years at Carleton. She volunteers for several groups, including Voiceprint Radio and Journalists for Human Rights.

In her spare time, Amanda watches the “making of” special features on DVDs, practices archery, or obsessively rereads Harry Potter.

After graduating, Amanda hopes to embark on a career in independent film or documentary, or work for CBC Radio One.

Eventually, she hopes to go to film school and write a children’s novel.



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