Volunteer Experience Manager
Amanda grew up in South Carolina and learned about inequality and justice volunteerism from an early age, serving as a young leader in her church. Her knack for the arts carried her into college as a music student, but she soon fell in love with the power of wordsmithing and ended her collegiate career with a BA in English. After graduating from Wingate University, she moved from one coast to the other, landing at McGraw-Hill Publishing Company and Viz Media. She enjoyed a varied early career, traveling the country as a military spouse, but planted roots in Greenville, SC after their time in service and found herself in a corporate leadership position. After leading a multi-million dollar team for over a dozen years, she is overjoyed and humbled to bring those skills and successes to her work with IFEL in a way that allows her to create positive change in the world and return to the volunteerism that has been central to her identity.