Amanda is a Bay Area native and passionate about supporting youth in her home community. As second generation Chinese American, she feels fortunate to have had her family’s support to attend a private liberal arts college. However, during her first two years, she learned how different her life experiences were compared to her peers. Moreover, she realized how these differences, or inequities, impacted college success and belonging. She transferred to a new school where she found her own community, but this experience motivated her to ensure all students have the support and resources to achieve their goals.
Amanda graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Occidental College. Since then, she’s worked at several education and youth organizations in the Peninsula and San Francisco. She’s very excited to now be supporting students in the East Bay and North Bay! In her free time, she enjoys hiking in the redwoods, hanging out at the climbing gym, and cooking for her friends and family.