AD-PR Major Receives Women’s Studies Scholarship


(From Left: Amy Barnickel, MC Santana, Amy Maitner and Stacey Malaret)

Dedication and passion for women’s issues have led Amy Maitner to receive a scholarship for her work.

Maitner is a junior advertising – public relations major with a minor in women’s studies and recently received the Eleanor Roosevelt Women’s Studies Scholarship Award. She lives her life through her passion for women’s rights and social justice activism.

Maitner has developed three UCF service-learning projects. These include a Blue Jeans for True Genes jeans drive event, a human trafficking exhibit and an eating disorder prevention and awareness course for UCF students, faculty and staff.

She also attended two Alternative Spring Break trips centered on women’s issues. One was at a domestic violence shelter for young girls and another in Charleston for sexual human trafficking awareness work.

She is the president of the UCF-registered student organization project HEAL, a non-profit that acts as a support system for individuals recovering from eating disorders, as well as a fundraiser for those who cannot afford treatment.

Concerning the LEAD Scholars Academy, Maitner said, “Through the program I gained confidence and awareness of myself, which later grew into many different leadership roles.

She said, “Women’s Studies is not just a minor to me; it is a passion. I plan to continue my schooling through law school, where I hope to gain the skills to become a civil rights attorney, particularly representing women and human trafficking victims.”

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