Fred Rogers said, “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond.” We can be those people.
Amanda de Lima is a fourth year Smittcamp Family Honors College student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Business-Administration. Amanda works as the Richter Center student assistant, in addition to serving as an Ambassador. Participating as an Ambassador allows Amanda to encourage and provide resources for her peers to become involved in the act of service. She has volunteered in various service events around Fresno ranging from Step Up for Down Syndrome, Make a Difference Day, and Kid’s Day. Last year, Amanda helped create an Ambassador Peer Advising program through her position as a California Campus Compact Community Engagement Fellow in order to better support students seeking the services of the Richter Center. She is currently very involved in the founding of a new club on campus called Camp Kesem Fresno State. This club is will provide a free, week-long camp to children who have or had a parent with cancer. She is looking forward to her third and final year as an Ambassador.