Amanda is a native New Yorker who has worked in the education field for over a decade. She currently serves as the Girls’ Education Associate Director, Programs and Partnerships at Young Women’s Leadership Network, a network of all-girls 6th-12th grade district public schools. She is inspired by the mission of Girls Leadership, and supports teachers and school administrators every day to equip girls with the skills to exercise the power of their voice. She founded the non-profit Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, Inc. and serves as Vice President of its Board of Directors. She is a co-chair of the Education from the Inside Out Coalition, a national group working to remove barriers to higher education for people in prison and with criminal justice involvement, and volunteers as an Emergency Department Advocate for the Mount Sinai SAVI program for survivors of IPV and sexual assault. Amanda is a life coach for the Ali Forney Center, a program for homeless LGBTQA young people and serves on advisory boards of The Other Side Intercultural Theatre and the Riley Sandler Memorial Foundation, which promotes kindness and empathy. She is a Board of Director of DGALA, the Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Alumni/ae Association, and serves on the Women of Dartmouth national committee for Community Development. She is constantly reading for her two books clubs, traveling, seeing plays, laughing, and walking around Central Park.