Name: Amanda Lorenz
Tell us a little about yourself: I moved to CT just a little under a year ago from Memphis, TN, and I’ve loved being back on the East Coast! I’m a nurse with a primary background in pediatric oncology, but just started teaching nursing students this past spring. With so much recent change, it’s been nice to join the JLGNH and feel like I’m finally finding my own little community here in CT!
What inspired you to join the Junior League of Greater New Haven? Being new to the area and moving during the pandemic made it kind of difficult to meet people and find opportunities to get plugged in. I’ve always loved volunteering, so when I saw that the New Haven area had a Junior League, I knew I wanted to get involved!
What are you looking forward to most about being a Junior League member? I’m really looking forward to getting to know the New Haven area on a different level than I’d be able to without the JLGNH. I think it will be great to learn the different needs within the community itself, and then have the opportunity to actually help out and make a difference.
What advice would you give someone thinking about joining the Junior League? If someone I knew was thinking about joining the Junior League, I would say go for it! I truly have nothing but positive things to say about my experience so far - the women I’ve met have been so kind and made me feel so welcome. If there’s anyone looking for opportunities to learn and grow in volunteerism or leadership, I think that the Junior League would be a great fit!
In what city do you live? New Haven
Where is your hometown? Burke, VA