Who is Amanda?
There are a lot of answers, but here are some highlights:
I'm passionate about doing work that helps others and I want to leverage design - especially design research and service design - to do so.
I think the best work is done when passionate people with an array of experiences and viewpoints join together with open minds and a readiness to get their hands dirty.
I’m currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Engineering Design Innovation at Northwestern University. I enjoy learning something new every day and I'm grateful to be collaborating with a cohort of wildly talented peers. I expect to graduate in Spring 2024.
I spent four years in the idyllic Green Mountains of Vermont at Middlebury College, and in 2015, I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics & Psychology. I loved the intersection of these two fields; I wanted to understand not only what people did, but why they did it - and this curiosity serves me well today when conducting user interviews!
After college, I moved to Boston, MA and worked at Fidelity Investments as a data analyst for more than six years before starting grad school.
In my free time, I’m likely to be found:
corralling five-year olds while coaching them in rec sports
mulling over a New York Times crossword clue
learning to play squash (despite an impressive lack of hand-eye coordination)
cheering on the NY Giants
visiting Mickey in Disney World
searching for that last piece of the jigsaw puzzle
That's far from everything. Want to learn more? Just say hi!