In 2008 Amanda graduated an entire year early from high school, despite the negative support she was receiving from administration. They urged her that no "credible" university would take her without her final year of high school and that developmentally she required the final year. They told her she would fail in her first year.
In August 2012, she is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Development from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. While attending college, Amanda found her insatiable curiosity to be a blessing in disguise.
Her freshman year, she co-conducted a research study with a professor (Daren Protolipac) from St. Cloud State University regarding work-life satisfaction and the impacts of effort. She co-presented the published study at the SIOP convention in Atlanta, spring of 2010.
After working as an HR Associate and Assistant International Coordinator for Mt. Olympus Hotels & Parks, she changed her major from Psychology to Human Resources Development and will be completing all relevant coursework within only 2 years.
In conjunction with her education, Amanda has held HR positions for large and small companies who employ both exempt and non-exempt employees. She is a member of SHRM and TCHRA and has held student-chapter leadership positions for SHRM.
Amanda is based in Minneapolis, MN.