Amanda is Anishinaabe with roots in Mnjikaning First Nation. In 2014, she graduated with a Bachelor of Management, major in Environment, Sustainability and Society from Dalhousie University. Soon after graduating, she moved to Toronto and dipped her toes in fundraising at Anduhyaun Inc., the shelter for Indigenous women in Toronto. She soon developed a passion for messaging and branding and moved on to communications and marketing at Indspire. For nearly 4 years at Indspire, she worked closely with the Indspire Award recipients, deepening her understanding of the diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples across Canada. In her spare time, she can be found running around on the ultimate frisbee field.