Amanda is a lifelong scientist. Born inherently curious, Amanda believes that all people should have equitable access to health. She is passionate about combining her love of science and storytelling to bring people together to affect change.
Since 2016, she has worked to advance access to sexual and reproductive health as a program officer for the multi-country Advance Family Planning (AFP) advocacy initiative within the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a program officer, Amanda has been a technical resource in monitoring and effectively communicating the results of more than 13 years of evidence-based locally-driven advocacy in partnership with local experts in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Amanda has also led the management and design of new resources, mentored master’s and PhD students, and facilitated meetings and workshops for global audiences.
She holds a Bachelors of Science degree with honors in chemistry and biochemistry from Purdue University (2012) and a Masters in Public Health with a specialization in global health from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis (2016). She is an inducted member of the Gamma Sigma chapter of the Delta Omega public health honorary society. In her free time, Amanda enjoys experimental baking, gardening, and walks with her family and their dog Magnum.