Amanda grew up in Castle Rock, Colorado. Before becoming a nurse, she studied Spanish and Portuguese and lived in Brazil, Chile, and Honduras. She obtained her B.S. in Nursing from Regis University in 2015 and worked with brain and spinal cord Injury patients at Craig Hospital from 2015 to 2017. Most recently, Amanda lived in Los Angeles and worked at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she spent three years as a pediatric infusion nurse. She returned to Colorado to be close to family and the mountains, and to continue working with kids at Morgridge Academy as a part-time school nurse. She enjoys any kind of adventure in the mountains, especially long trail runs and swimming in cold alpine lakes.