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Amanda Macri

Amanda Macri is a rising senior at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, her hometown. She is pursuing a major in English literature with a minor in communications and a concentration in elementary and special education. Upon graduating, she plans to become an elementary school teacher working in inclusive classrooms. Amanda has taught in numerous grades and sites throughout upstate New York, including impoverished sites in rural and urban districts. Her life goal is to change the lives and bring hope to low-income children by serving as a Children’s Defense Fund intern and later as a teacher. Amanda hopes to use this experience as an intern in the Freedom Schools department in CDF’s National Office in Washington, D.C. to broaden her knowledge on how to best serve and meet the needs of children in poverty.