Amanda is originally from Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in Communication Studies, she earned her Master’s in Education through Notre Dame’s ACE Teaching Fellowship. Prior to law school, Amanda taught elementary school for four years in New Orleans, Louisiana and Austin, Texas. During her 1L summer, Amanda served as an in-house legal fellow at PepsiCo. In her free time, Amanda enjoys fostering dogs, arguing about college football, and archery.