Amanda was raised in a small town along the coast of New Jersey. She holds a MSEd in Student Affairs and College Counseling from Monmouth University, with a focus in higher education administration, social justice, and counseling and a B.A. in Fashion Studies from Montclair State University. Prior to Tisch Drama, Amanda served as the Acting Director of the Reilly Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community at Rutgers University. In addition to her love for higher education and counseling, Amanda has a love for football (Go Giants!!) and enjoys running, yoga, hiking, kayaking, and bowling.