Amanda Macri is currently pursuing a double major in Journalism and Communication Studies at Concordia University. She was born and raised in Montreal and is of Italian and Croatian decent. She thanks her family for instilling her with an appreciation for different cultures and a bad case of the travel bug. Notable places she has travelled to include New York, Paris, Spain, Italy, and she hopes that the list won’t end there. Her interests lie in literature, film, music, history, and philosophy. She also has a strong passion for art and theatre, drawing ever since she could pick up a pencil and being in theatre productions herself. In the past, Amanda has used her advanced communication skills and stage presence to host various school events, such as a Black History Month presentation, a public speaking competition, and a 9/11 10th anniversary memorial that was covered by CTV News. She has a DEC in Liberal Arts from Dawson College, where she contributed to The Plant, Dawson’s student-run newspaper. Amanda now writes for the Arts section of The Concordian, Concordia’s independent student-run newspaper. It is clear that her journalistic interests are in Arts and Culture.