As an undergraduate focusing on international studies, history, and Spanish at Cedarville University, Amanda discovered her passion for all things cross-cultural and international.

After spending three semesters abroad studying Spanish literature and history in Spain, and global politics and economics in Lithuania, Amanda graduated and joined the Peace Corps. As a Peace Corps volunteer, Amanda served as a high school English teacher in rural Nicaragua working closely with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Education. During her two years there, she discovered her passion for education and youth development and returned to the United States to earn an M.Ed. in Secondary History Education and Curriculum Design at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Upon finishing her graduate studies, Amanda spent the summer co-leading a WWII history-oriented summer travel experience for high school students through Europe. She fell in love with the unique experience of traveling and learning with students. For the past three years, Amanda has taught history, Spanish, and English at independent and public schools in the greater Boston area. She is currently a 6th grade English teacher at a public school in Brookline, MA, and loves to bring hands-on learning and global awareness into her classroom. In addition to her study abroad experiences, Amanda has spent time in the UK, Ireland, Costa Rica, Mexico, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, and Italy. She is fluent in English and Spanish and looks forward to improving her basic French skills.