Phi Mu wrote -
Hi everyone! My name is Amanda Cervantes and I am extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to represent Phi Mu in Miss Greek 2016. I am from a small town in Eastern Washington in which I participated on two local dance teams, Running Start and volunteered often in my community. Graduating in the top 5% of my senior class, I have always held academics as a high priority in my life.
My passion for philanthropy initially derived from my experience as a barista my senior year. This company strongly emphasized the importance of giving back, which I absolutely loved. We held community fundraisers often where all profits were donated to local organizations. I was always amazed by how our actions created such a positive impact in our community.
Cancer has affected many families, including mine, and the mission of Cancer for College truly inspires me. Raising money for this organization is a huge honor, not only because of their dedication to assisting cancer survivors pursuing a college education, but the passion they hold for expanding their outreach.
My time at UW thus far has exposed me to many opportunities, while discovering my passion for communications and meeting such amazing, diverse people here on campus. I have been truly blessed for my experiences to date, and I am so excited to help give this opportunity to cancer survivors who have fought so hard to pursue their dreams. I know with all of your support we can accomplish just that.