Amanda is a Senior Program Officer in the Noninfectious Disease Department at the CDC Foundation. Prior to that, she served as Project Coordinator and Data Analyst at Georgia State University and Emory University, respectively.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from The University of Georgia, her master’s degree in secondary science education from Piedmont College, and her master’s degree in public health from Georgia State University, with a concentration in Epidemiology.
Amanda’s areas of interest include tobacco control, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene. She also serves as Founder and Executive Director of FARE International, a nonprofit providing clean water and nutrition for communities in Ghana, West Africa.
She hopes to leverage her DrPH training to expand the nutrition and clean water interventions in West Africa, and implement sustainable community interventions for children and families in developing countries.