I am Amanda Whiteman. I am a senior journalism major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). I started this blog for my researching writing class with Marlen Harrison. I enjoy swimming since it was a huge part of my life growing up, I like to play piano, reading books and writing. I am an alumna of Delta Tau Sigma which is a community service sorority that does service projects throughout the academic year in the Indiana community. I am also a part of GRIP which is a campus ministry at IUP that is sponsored by Grace United Methodist Church. I will be continuing this blog for one of my classes this semester.