Meet a Dosimetry Student

Amanda Clark’s enthusiasm for knowledge resulted in a nomination for the People to People Student Ambassador Program in her junior year of high school.   What began as a three-week adventure to study Aboriginal archaeology in South Australia ended in her staying for 13 years. While Amanda’s first passion will always be archaeology, her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis directed her interest towards Radiation Oncology.  She graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor’s from the University of South Australia in Medical Radiation with achievement on the Dean’s Merit List and the Chancellor’s List, and membership in the Golden Key International Honor Society.  Upon graduation, Amanda accepted a position at the Royal Adelaide Hospital as a radiation therapist and dosimetrist. Upon news of her mother’s deteriorating health, Amanda relocated back to the U.S. in 2006.

In the U.S., Amanda continued working as a radiation therapist. When offered a position in Dosimetry in 2012, she was excited to rekindle her passion for planning and enrolled in the Medical Dosimetry program at Bellevue College in 2016. She will graduate from Bellevue College with a BAS in Medical Dosimetry in June of 2018. 

Amanda has dual citizenship and is married to an Adnyamathanha Australian.  Her son was born in Australia, and her daughter in the US.  She is an Okinawan Shorin Ryu karate student who loves to read and who especially cherishes time with her family and very supportive friends.