Amanda holds a master’s degree in Education and a bachelor’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, both from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is passionate about inclusion and social justice. Amanda began her advocacy with her research on, "The Effects of a Heteronormative Classroom Environment on LGBTQ+ Students." Before the Utah Pride Center, Amanda worked in higher and elementary education. Amanda works at the Utah Pride Center to make homes more accepting and welcoming for our youth and families, schools and community spaces more inclusive for all, and to educate the current and future generations about our incredible LGBTQIA+ community. When Amanda is not working, her wife Kortni and her love to go to Utah Royals FC games (To KC we go!), swim, and play at the park with their four dogs Gilbert Barack, Sydnei Lou, BO Warren, and Valentino.