Amanda grew up in Gainesville, Texas and is a 2010 graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Forestry and 2013 graduate of the University of Maryland with an M.P.S. in Geographic Information Science. Amanda started with NASDA as an intern in January 2011 and became a part of the staff team in February 2012. Amanda leads all of NASDA's communications portfolio including press engagement, newsletters, and social media. Amanda also leads NASDA's engagement on domestic marketing, specialty crops, labeling, and nutrition policy issues.
Amanda previously interned in the office of United States Representative Bob Gibbs of Ohio and in the office of Community & Economic Development for the City of Hyattsville, Maryland.
Amanda works remotely from Boise, Idaho with her husband, Josh, certified therapy dog, Townsend, and pesky cat, Ryder.