Hunt Leadership Scholars Program


Amanda Presmyk


Amanda Presmyk

Amanda is a Senior from Southlake, Texas. She is pursuing a degree in Film and Media Arts and Journalism /French.

High School Leadership Activities & Experiences:

  • Student Council President and Texas Association of Student Councils State Conference Coordinator
  • Girl Scout Gold Award
  • Marching Band Section Leader for 3 years, Saxophone

SMU Accomplishments

  • President of Student Filmmakers Association (SFA)
  • Intern at Heal by Rain Productions, creators of comedy musical webseries The Troubadoors, and Intern at American Film Institute (AFI)
  • Produced Acceptance, recipient of the “Gold Standard,” “Best Director,” and “Best Cinematography” awards at the SMU SFA Annual Film Festival
  • President of Meadows Ambassadors for Prospective Students
  • Studied Abroad in London and Cannes, France

What do you like most about being a Hunt Scholar?

What I love most about being a Hunt Scholar are the people I get the honor of calling my colleagues and, more importantly, my dearest friends. We’re all busy – hyper-involved in our academics and extracurriculars – but when push comes to shove, we can all count on each other to be there when whether we need help on-campus or just someone to grab dinner and share our hearts with.