Hello, my name is Amanda Gareffa, but growing up kids always pronounced it as “Giraffa” in reference to the long necked animal. I’m a sophomore and a psychology major, and I’ve been a proud Spartan-at-heart since birth. Graduating from MSU has been a family tradition for generations.
I have no experience in anthropology, but I believe the information in this course will be relevant to my major because the treatment of illness translates into psychological treatment as well. For that reason I’m incredibly excited to participate in this course, but I’m also looking forward to trying the online classroom experience, because I think it’s a very progressive academic tool. Also, D2L isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite website, so using WordPress is a plus.
I spend a lot of free time making art; I find it to be the perfect way to unwind or express ideas. I especially enjoy using charcoal or chalk, and my favorite subjects are landscapes and portraits. Although I also love other forms of expression, such as creative writing and clay sculpting, drawing is by far my favorite, and the end result is the most satisfying. My favorite artist, and a huge inspiration to me, is Josephine Wall. Below is an example of her work.