Amanda is a Chicago Public Schools graduate and a native of the north side of the city. She has worked in the public school system for the last 10 years and has seen first-hand the positive impact that art can have on students’ lives. She recently joined the team at High Jump, an educational nonprofit, and is leading one of their campuses to provide enrichment opportunities for low-income students from all across the city. Outside of her work with students and families, Amanda loves to throw pottery and sing along to Disney musicals. She also enjoys traveling across the nation to fulfill her goal of visiting all Major League Baseball parks; she has 18 so far!