In her first interview since the inauguration, LMU alumna Dr. Joan Wicks, mother of inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, shares with the Loyolan why LMU is such a special place for her entire family. Watch here as she discusses everything from the political climate in their household as Amanda Gorman was growing up to the world-famous poet’s regular trips to the Lion’s Den on campus.

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