Amanda comes to us with a Communications and Development background in the nonprofit arts. Locally, they have worked at Flower City Arts and the Visual Studies Workshop. With an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop and a Certificate in Arts Management, they are a founder of Roc Arts United and, with Jeanne Strazzabosco, curator of In This Moment Chapbook series. They have served as Adjunct Lecturer at St. John Fisher University and at SUNY Geneseo, where they also have been employed as Interim Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs. They have received awards from the Public Art Equity Project (Rochester, 2023), Genesee Valley Arts Grant ( 2019), and Strokosh Fellowship, Alliance of Artist Communities (2016).