Haub Law student Amanda Fugel contributes to frontlines of COVID-19 pandemic

May 15, 2020 Jessica Dubuss, Director, Alumni Communications
Amanda Fugel

On top of keeping up with her law studies, student Amanda Fugel has dedicated the last two months to responding to the needs of first responders on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Amanda is sewing masks and organizing local food organizations to provide meals. Amanda notes that, “[t]hese are chaotic and unfortunate times where the status quo has been suspended and the new norm changes daily. Our first responders are our first lines and I am very thankful for everything that they are currently doing for us. They are working 12 hour and in some cases even 18 hour shifts. Many of our first responders do not have the opportunity to go home for meals, and even when they do go home they are exhausted and I am sure go straight to sleep. I felt that contributing face masks and PPE gear as well as a meal for them was the best way for me to contribute and ensure that our “front lines” are protected and shown appreciation for all of their efforts. Having a meal, brought to them provides an opportunity for them to take a short break from their hectic schedules.”

Amanda entered law school because her father was a first responder during 9/11. After losing her father to pancreatic cancer, she realized that she wanted to pursue a career that would allow her to impact change and help others. “Up until my father's last day, he said that he did not regret a day of his service. He loved his career and giving back to others, and seeing his passion and commitment to our community as a whole is what made me realize that I wanted to pursue law. I chose to attend Haub Law because from the second I came to the campus I felt at home. I enjoyed the close knit community here as well as the small class sizes. I knew that Haub Law was the perfect fit for me. I am the first in my family to graduate high school, college, and to enter into Law School. Entering into Law School was intimidating because I did not have someone to provide guidance, but I was very passionate about pursuing a career that would allow me to impact change and advocate for others, and that is what has help push me through. I knew that pursuing law would be a challenge, but I am looking forward to it. I studied and made sure that I was prepared for my first semester of law school and thankfully, my Fall 1L semester went very well. I am looking forward to continuing my studies at Haub Law.”

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