My name is Amanda Kohl and I am a junior studying Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management with a concentration in Program Management. I also have two minors—Environmental Science and Leadership. With this degree, I aspire to run sports camps for children with special needs.
During my time at NC State, I have become involved with many different organizations besides being a Parent Ally. I was a part of the Impact Leadership Living and Learning village for my first two years, where I held various positions such as Executive Vice President and First Year Representative. I also became a University Ambassador, where I interact with future members of the Wolfpack and show them why they should come to NC State. I am a coach with a program called Spirit League, a basketball program for teens and young adults, and a member of Rho Phi Lamba, an honors fraternity for recreation and sport management majors. This year I became a Resident Advisor, where I’ve had the opportunity to work with first-year students as well as international students to help them navigate NC State.
As a Raleigh native, I always knew that I was going to go to NC State—I decided it at the age of 10. However, my application process was a whirlwind. I was put on the wait-list and I had to figure out a backup plan in case I didn’t get off the wait-list. Fortunately, I received a phone call duringa visit on campus. It was NC State’s office of Undergraduate Admissions calling to inform me that I got in. I was in so much shock that I didn’t even know how to react. All I could ask was, “How much time do I have to make this decision?” They gave me 10 days to make this decision but it only took me two. I would have made it immediately, but I had to do some cancellations at the other university I enrolled in. I am so thankful to have received this phone call; I have no idea what my life would be like if I didn’t come to NC State.
I love NC State. I love the Wolfpack community. I love the friends I’ve made. I love the things I do at NC State. I am so happy to be where I am.