Growing up in sunny California, Amanda thought the next most logical step was to torture herself with lake-effect snow and persistent rain during her undergraduate years (University of Rochester, BS Biomedical Engineering, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Master’s studies (University of Cambridge, MPhil Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology). Amanda is now a PhD Candidate in Biological Engineering at MIT and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow; she conducts research on how to build artificial organs as preclinical testing models as well as implantable organ grafts.
Amanda's teaching experience includes 4 years as a teaching fellow (developing lectures, workshops, and lab modules across biomedical engineering, chemistry, and thermodynamics) and 4 years as a communication fellow (specializing in PhD/college/medical admissions counseling, personal statement coaching, and research statement coaching). With Cambridge Coaching, Amanda focuses her coaching on research writing and communications within the life sciences.
In her free time, Amanda enjoys hopping on her road bike with friends in search of delicious ice cream and treats.