Amanda (Action) Achtman is Authentic, Ambitious, and Albertan and has an apparent appreciation for alliteration! She recently completed her degree in political science at the University of Calgary. Amanda enjoys attending seminars and conferences hosted by think tanks and educational foundations. She is passionate about advancing respect for life and liberty combined with responsibility and an appreciation of tradition. Her scholarly interests include: philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, bioethics, theology of the body, Catholic social teaching, politics and correspondence, and empirical political theory. Amanda is a recipient of the Senator Stan Waters Memorial Scholarship (2012), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal (2010), Premier’s Citizenship Award (2009), and the Knights of Columbus Respect for Life Oratorical Contest Top Speaker Award (2007 and 2008). She enjoys learning about energy politics, studying Latin, writing op-eds, traveling, reading, speaking, volunteering, hiking in the Rockies, stampeding, and studying in her favourite coffee shops.