Amanda has over a decade of experience in the international development/education field and has worked extensively with leaders and students around the world. In 2012 she co-founded the global education nonprofit Trinity Education, which focuses on making Christ-centered higher education more accessible to students around the globe through community-based blended learning. Amanda is also involved in supporting accessible higher education in Vietnam and the U.S. as a board member at Union University of California and president of the board of directors at City Vision University. She has also taught at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and launched two international businesses focused on education advising in India.
Amanda possesses in-depth experience in curriculum development for diverse learners, including developing curricula for a National Endowment for the Humanities funded project and the Women Leaders of Tomorrow program in Pakistan. She served as an Associate Editor with the journal Reconsidering Development and helped to establish a grant-funded interdisciplinary initiative at the University of Minnesota. Amanda is also in the process of writing her first book about nonprofit leadership in the Majority World. She holds her Ph.D. in Comparative and International Development Education from the University of Minnesota, her M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University, and her B.A. from Pepperdine University. Amanda is active in her local church as a worship leader and co-leader (with her husband) of their church’s young adult ministry. Amanda is married to her best friend Eric and they currently reside in Spain.