Amanda is responsible for advising a portion of the freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the Pamplin College of Business.
Having spent her undergraduate years at Mars Hill University in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC and having attended Appalachian State in Boone, NC for her master’s degree, Amanda is excited to continue her career in higher education and student affairs with Virginia Tech and the Blacksburg community.
Since graduating from Mars Hill in 2010, Amanda has had the pleasure of working with college students in a variety of settings, including through career and academic exploration, teaching, student leadership and involvement, and multicultural development. She received her B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in College Student Development and is currently a Ph.D. candidate of Higher Education Administration through William & Mary. Amanda’s favorite aspects of advising are having opportunities to develop relationships with students and to advocate for and support their personal, academic, and future career goals.
Outside of advising and working on her dissertation, Amanda enjoys spending time with her partner at community events and watching college football games. For refueling her introversion, she likes working on puzzles, streaming shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, the Walking Dead, and true crime documentaries, and reading mystery-thriller novels.