Amanda DeLaPerriere

Athens, Georgia

Amanda DeLaPerriere

Athens, Georgia

Ever since I was a small girl, I have always loved movies where there is the obvious conflict between good and evil, the protagonist and antagonist. I constantly find myself rooting for the oppressed character who often does not get what they deserve because of the antagonist’s efforts. Although I have always known my inner love of these situations, it took me sixteen years to finally pinpoint my passion in life, providing justice. I remember sitting in the front row of Global Justice class Junior year of high school when a revelation finally became clear that I could devote my life to solving justice issues in our current society. Instead of just watching good conquer evil on the television in fantasy cartoon movies, I would be actively pursuing my passion. Since that was a broad goal, I decided to narrow my focus to one issue in particular. It did not take much research before I found the issue that drives my choices today. Human trafficking through violent oppression is extremely real and rampant in Georgia. After reading the first article about this reality, my passion of securing justice for these individuals locked in to my mind, and has affected every single choice and decision I have made since that day in high school. Whether these choices are academic, a Pre- Law and Social Work path, or extracurricular, going to lobby the state capital to pass legislation and raising awareness about the issue, my choices reflect my inner desire to help others obtain what they deserve, their human right to justice. It’s the classic scenario of good vs. evil, but with my efforts I see victory in reality.

  • Education
    • University of Georgia