Amanda was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, which is in the Midwest of America. She attended Truman State University, a liberal arts institution ranked #1 value in the nation among public colleges & universities, majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Italian Studies. In the summer before graduating, she worked in upstate New York at an all boys sports camp where she met her British husband.
In the 10 years since moving to the UK, Amanda has studied and worked at the University of Hull and developed a passion for embedding the use of student data into teaching and learning practices. After working in a number of roles within quality assurance and quality enhancement, she is now working as the Head of Academic Data in the Teaching Excellence Academy.
Outside of her professional life, Amanda coaches and plays for her local roller derby A team, Hull's Angels Roller Derby. She loves to travel, read, and spend time with her family and friends.