Meet Amanda Pirrone

Biology, 2018


Current Position: Scientist, Graduate Student at Drexel University College of Medicine

Story Last Updated: October 2015
Current Position Updated: March 2021

Today, Amanda Pirrone works as a scientist at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories while she studies Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics at Drexel University. At GMercyU, she thrived in the Biology program as an E-STEM student, a member of the Student Association of Science (SAS), and as a lab assistant. Every summer, she gained valuable experience conducting research, whether on-campus at GMercyU or at other institutions.

Amanda also enjoyed participating in the Biology program's annual service project to help raise money for PhillyCureHD, an organization supporting local Huntington's Disease patients and families. 

Channeling Rapper Iggy Azalea for Her Final Exam

All-nighters, coffee breaks and endless library trips are the reality for college students as they take on the dreaded finals week.

Here, Amanda ditched the 20-page papers and two-hour tests and produced the viral sensation, "Branchy," a parody of Iggy Azalea's hit song "Fancy."  Watch her explore the world of Basket Stars, a fascinating sea creature, with hopes of scoring an "A" in General Biology II.