Alumni Profile: Amanda Moore '09
Andrology Lab Technician
Oregon Reproductive Medicine
What are you doing now?
I am working in the Andrology Laboratory at Oregon Reproductive Medicine. I get to help all family types around the world reach their goals of becoming parents. In the laboratory, I handle all the men’s samples: semen analysis, sperm freezing and preparation for intrauterine insemination (IUI). I also run the machine that analyzes blood hormones to help women track their cycles, know when ovulation is occurring or if they have become pregnant.
Tell us about yourself.
I am a Montana native and came to Oregon in 2005 to attend Linfield. After graduating, I lived abroad in Mozambique serving in the Peace Corps for two years as a secondary school teacher of English and Informatics. I have since returned and have lived in Beaverton for the past four years. When I’m not at work, I am generally doing things for my side job as a trivia host. I write all of the questions and host two trivia nights per week at local taprooms. In my off time, you will generally find me enjoying a microbrew at a local tap house with some of the many friends and family that I have in the area.
How did Linfield help prepare you for your career?
The overall liberal arts education has given me a much more diverse background and has helped me understand myself better. As an RA (resident advisor) and during my semester abroad, I learned how to communicate in a positive manner. Linfield really helped me understand my communication style and how to interact with others that may communicate or learn in a much different style than my own. This skill has been invaluable throughout my journey since graduation and has greatly benefited me in my current career.