Amanda Marie Breton is a senior at Mount Holyoke College studying biology and psychology. In 2010, she was a research intern at Pfizer Global Research & Development in Groton, CT. There she worked on characterizing an ELISA Immunoassay for nitrotyrosine, a biomarker which her lab proposed to use in diabetes research. In 2011, Amanda worked for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as an Interpretive Guide at Meigs Point Nature Center in Hammonasset State Park in Madison, CT giving education programs for the general public.
Amanda has been writing for The Mount Holyoke News Health and Science section since September 2010. In January 2011, she became the editor of the section and continues to write articles. Some of her publications with The Mount Holyoke News include "WARNING: Bleach and vinegar do not mix,” “Hurricane Irene hits home,” “Record depletion of the Arctic Ozone,” “Vaccination heartbreak: A personal story,” “Tornadoes: Nature’s fury unleashed,” “The science of earthquakes,” and “Love over fear: The story of Dr. Wanda Blenska.” She is passionate about writing about health and science for the general public, and hopes to attend graduate school for science journalism.