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Amanda DeGroff Munger ’12
Member-at-Large
Alumni Association Board of Directors
amandadegroff@gmail.com

Powering connections: “I am a strong believer that we get where we are because of our connections and with the help of others. I am always willing to be a resource for the Wheaton community. Throughout my time at Wheaton, I had the chance to interact with the alumni community. They helped me with internships, career advice and stories for the Wheaton Wire. I want to find a way to give back to the same community that was there as a resource for me.”

Enduring guidance: “The entire political science department became my family away from home. Professors Jay Goodman, Alireza Shomali and Jenna Lukasik especially provided me with guidance that I have used almost daily since leaving Wheaton.”

Fun fact: “My husband and I recently rescued a kitten who was hit by a car. She surprised us with four little kittens. It has been a fun adventure to raise kittens.”

Alumni Volunteer History

  • Gift Committee, 2018-22
  • Class Fund Committee, 2013-17
  • Class Caller, 2016
  • Filene Center, 2014-16
  • Internship Job Sponsor, 2014-16
  • Class Officer-at-Large, 2013-14
  • Career Conversations, 2013

Professional background:

  • Communications Director, Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02), present
  • Senior Account Executive, Melwood Global, 2017-2018
  • Deputy Press Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, 2016-17
  • Assistant Press Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2015-16
  • Press Assistant, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2014-15
  • Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Assistant, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2012-14

Academic background:

  • B.A., Political Science, Journalism, Wheaton College, 2012
  • Public Policy Fellow, The Fund for American Studies, 2017-2018