After graduation from the University of Georgia with a degree in Art History, Amanda joined the Peace Corps, becoming one of the first group of HIV Prevention Education volunteers to serve in Ecuador. There she assisted with patient care at health clinics, founded a youth group for teenage girls focused on empowerment and education, worked with primary and secondary school teachers to effectively teach sexual health by incorporating previously neglected issues, such as women’s and LGBT rights, in the curriculum, gave countless lectures about the importance of safe sexual practices, and started sexual health clubs within several high schools. Further, Amanda collaborated with local clinics to organize a support group for patients living with HIV in the province of Santa Elena.
At Penn Law, Amanda serves on the board of Penn Law Students for Reproductive Justice (Penn LSRJ) as its Resource and Development Coordinator, mentors 1Ls as a Morris Fellow, served on the 2014 Orientation Committee, interned at the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Law and Social Change. Amanda spent the summer after her 1L year at Community Legal Services in their Public Benefits Unit providing direct legal services to clients living in Philadelphia.