Program Coordinator, MSL and SoundCitizen
2010, M.S., Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
2004, B.S., Zoology, University of Washington
2001, A.A., Green River Community College
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Amanda received her M.S. from the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science in 2010, where her research focused on the biological impacts of a common aquatic contaminant. She co-founded the UW student chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science and helped design culturally responsive environmental science curriculum as a National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellow. In her current positions with SoundCitizen and the Math-Science-Leadership (MSL) program, Amanda focuses on broadening participation in the sciences through applying principles of participatory research and design to science education and outreach programs. For SoundCitizen, Amanda works with the public to research how chemicals from everyday household products travel into Puget Sound. For MSL, Amanda supports youth who are historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics access pathways to careers in those fields.