Amanda is originally from Idaho. She moved to Utah in 2015 to take advantage of the unique mix of career opportunities and the outdoors this state has to offer. In love with Utah and with a passion towards public interest work, Amanda decided to pursue a career in law. In 2021 received her J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City, UT. Law school is where she was first introduced to the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center and she interned there as a clinical student. Observing and participating firsthand in the mission of this organization – preventing and correcting wrongful convictions- was exactly the type of career and cause she wanted to be a part of.
Amanda was the recipient of both the Spurgeon and Lionel Frankel Public Interest Fellowships where she continued her internship with RMIC, resuming her work on the cases she had as a clinical student. Advocacy is also important to Amanda; she interned for the Salt Lake City Legal Defenders and competed as a member of S.J. Quinney’s Trial Advocacy team. Amanda earned her Criminal Law Certificate from S.J. Quinney in 2021 and is licensed to practice law in Utah. She currently works full-time for RMIC on a fellowship and absolutely loves the service this job provides for its clients.