Dedication, resilience, and creativity is just a peak of what Amanda Winston brings to the table for the UAMS HBCU Med Track Program. Ms. Winston is Education Coordinator for the HBCU Med Track Program, and previously served (since its launch in July 2020) as the project manager for the HBCU S.U.P.E.R. (Serving Underprivileged Populations through Engagement and Research) Project.
Amanda was born and raised in Pine Bluff, AR, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She is also a recent graduate from the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) in May 2020. As she pursued her MPH, she developed a fiery passion for health policy and management, as well as the dynamics of leadership in public health emergencies. Ms. Winston also became an HPV Prevention Partner. In her spare time, she likes to shop, watch YouTube videos, and spend time with friends and family.
Ms. Winston considers herself as a phenomenal product of an HBCU, and gladly accepted this position because she believes it’s an invaluable contribution to assist HBCU collegiates transform into well-rounded, competitive candidates for professional health-related programs. A quote she has cherished states “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of what you want to do. The time will pass by anyway; so, you may as well do what you want.”