Amanda majored in Chemistry and participated in Dartmouth's 2-1-1-1 program. She spent the 2009-2010 academic year at Dartmouth and the 2010-2011 year at SLU. Amanda completed her degree in Chemistry from SLU in 2012 as well as her B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Dartmouth in 2012.
Amanda likes to scuba dive and hopes to do research on protein engineering. In the summer of 2009 she rode her bike across the United States. One day she plans on owning her own business. Amanda was also a student mentor for the Quantitative Resource Center (QRC).