Amanda has been a school counselor in Michigan for 12 years and has had the opportunity to work with a diverse student population. She works closely with students and families throughout the entire post-secondary process. College access is important to Amanda and throughout her years in counseling she has written numerous newsletters for students and families, developed and implemented a Camp College (College Bootcamp) program for incoming seniors, and helped plan and implement Camp College with MACAC in 2019.
As a first generation college student herself, Amanda understands the importance of finding the right fit; academically, socially, and financially. Amanda enjoys helping students in their college search as well as working with students on their college application essays.
Amanda is a member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Michigan School Counselor Association (MSCA), Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC), and Oakland Counseling University (OCA). Amanda is the current President of OCA (since 2019) and has served on the Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee and International Initiatives Committee with MACAC.
Amanda graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Detroit Mercy. She also earned a Special Education Teaching Certificate from West Texas A&M University. Amanda lives in Michigan with her husband and two children.