Amanda grew up in Haysville, Kansas and attended Wichita State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts field major in history, political science and chemistry. She worked as a chiropractic assistant during her undergrad education and enjoyed the hands on patient care and educating patients about the benefits of different treatment modalities. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer(2007-2008), working in health education in Mali (West Africa). During this time she assisted in local health clinics, taught health and hygiene classes in schools, and assisted in the planning process of a USAID eco-tourism project. After returning to the US, she worked in social services programs helping in a job search program for unemployed individuals, teaching cognitive behavior change classes to juvenile offenders, and working with foster kids and juvenile offenders in a transitional living program. She ultimately felt a passion in educating people regarding their health and decided to pursue higher education in the medical field. Amanda graduated from Wichita State University in 2013 with her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree. She has experience in long term care, pain management, and radiation oncology. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys running, reading, attending concerts and events, traveling, and spending time with her daughter, dog, and cat.