As the Associate Director, Amanda leads Outright’s programs teams, tends to relationships with community partners, and oversees program quality. She stewards Outright's organizational culture through developing clear and kind policies that ensure we live our Queer Ethic and Guiding Principles. This includes creating opportunities for LGBTQ+ youth to participate in shaping the organization's strategy, culture, and programs.
Amanda is a fearless advocate, and her knack for being on top of all the latest research on issues affecting LGBTQ+ youth makes her a trusted presenter at statewide events and conferences, and a valued thought partner for leaders and decision-makers across the state.
Amanda holds a BA in Political Science & Gender Studies, as well as a Public Health Equity Graduate Certificate with an LGBTQ+ Youth Health Equity concentration, both earned at St. Michael’s College. Her professional background is in domestic and sexual violence response work, mainly supporting youth survivors and providing prevention education. Learning, teaching, and practicing prevention and intervention strategies reflecting LGBTQ+ youth's realities led Amanda to Outright!
In her free time, Amanda loves making things from scratch. One of her fave things to make is bread - she has a sourdough starter that's been bubbling for 100 years!