Amanda received her BA with honors from the University of Washington in 2010, graduating from the Comparative History of Ideas department, a major concerned with political analysis and social equity through the lens of critical thinking. As a high school student, Amanda participated in East Shore’s youth group. She also studied in France where she became fluent in the language. She has devoted much of her time to activism, starting with peace protests during the Iraq War and most recently, concerning herself further with the causes of Native Americans. She is devoted not only to social justice but to ecological well being, spending many years as an organic farm hand in the Snoqualmie Valley and pursuing holistic herbalism alongside.