Smith-Millar is a third-year Carleton journalism student from
She was inspired to pursue journalism after
watching Terri Hatcher’s gutsy, smart portrayal of reporter
Lois Lane in the Superman TV series the Adventures of
Lois and Clark.
When Amanda was a kid, her mother played CBC
Radio One constantly and encouraged her children to take an
active interest in Canadian and international affairs.
During summers, Amanda works as a community
photographer and reporter for her community newspaper, the
Winchester Press. She has freelanced articles for the Millennium
Scholarship Foundation and was a blogger for the 2006 Canadian
Conference for the Arts.
She spearheaded World Vision’s 30-Hour
Famine at Carleton University for two years. Amanda has been
a residence fellow (or R.A.) for two years at Carleton. She
volunteers for several groups, including Voiceprint Radio
and Journalists for Human Rights.
In her spare time, Amanda watches the “making
of” special features on DVDs, practices archery, or
obsessively rereads Harry Potter.
After graduating, Amanda hopes to embark on
a career in independent film or documentary, or work for CBC
Eventually, she hopes to go to film school and
write a children’s novel.