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Amanda deJonge

Hometown: Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Major: New Media & Communication Technology
Rank: Junior
Student Bio: Hello, my name is Amanda deJonge, and I am a junior here at Ohio State Marion. I graduated with honors from Upper Sandusky High School in 2014, and I originally came to Ohio State Marion to major in psychology. I’ve always had a passion for digital media, so after working for a year in the office of communications and marketing here on campus, I realized graphic design and videography was something I could, in fact, make a living out of. I changed my major to new media and communications technology in 2015, and started my own media consulting business. Being a student employee on campus has brought me in touch with some of the most amazing people, and I’ve come out of my shell as a young adult as I’ve been more involved with students, staff, and faculty, as well as the community. During my time here, I have had the pleasure of participating in the Honors Program, receiving academic awards in digital media and French, being President of French Club, becoming Safe Zone certified, volunteering as a board member at the United Way of Marion, becoming Safe Zone certified, placing 3rd in Marion’s Got Talent, communicating with a campus audience as a Buckeye Media Envoy, kicking off Marion’s very first Rotaract Club, and studying abroad in Ireland. This campus has allowed me to broaden my horizons, speak in new ways, better myself as a person and as a professional, and see the world through an educated lens. Bearing in mind all the wonderful individuals I have crossed paths with in my last two years at Ohio State, I cannot express how grateful I am for all I have experienced and all the wonderful pieces of my academic journey that are still to come. Don’t be afraid to be yourself on this campus; reach out to others and seize the opportunity to achieve - there’s a reason we call this campus home. Of all the ways I identify, being a Buckeye is by far my favorite. I hope to represent all of you in the best ways possible as The Ohio State University at Marion Homecoming Queen with your vote. Go Bucks!

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