Samantha McKinney


South Dakota State University
Advisor: Dr.Kyle Grubbs

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Why do you want to be on the AMSA Student Membership Board of Directors and what qualifications make you the best candidate for the position?

Being on the AMSA Student Board of Directors would provide me the opportunity to work with my fellow peers to make a difference and help plan future activities that would impact students. My experiences with AMSA have earned me opportunities that have allowed me to grow personally. It is these events that I would like to be a part of so future students can have the same opportunities I have had. I feel my strengths lie in communication and working in groups, as I have had to work with several people in various states to complete research projects. I understand collaborating with others from various regions of the U.S., or even within a state, can be a difficult task, but as I have been able to be successful before, I feel it prepares me well for a student board position.

What does your AMSA membership mean to you?

My AMSA membership has allowed me to grow both academically and professionally. Through AMSA, I have had opportunities to network with students from other schools, which have become life-long friends, and with industry personnel. Although my membership has begun recently, my knowledge of the industry has increase exponentially through short courses, webinars, and conferences hosted or sponsored by AMSA.

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