Hi, I’m Amanda.

Joining the Peace Corps is the biggest, craziest thing I’ve ever done. Most of my life has been relatively quiet and stable, but unremarkable. Then one night I thought, “What if I joined the Peace Corps?” And here we are.

I’m from a place where there is a distinct possibility of snow from September until April and I’ve always wanted to live in a place where there are palm trees. My educational background includes bachelor’s degrees in sociology and criminal justice, as well as a Master of Library and Information Science. I love reading, dogs, roller derby, the Chicago Cubs, naps, knitting, loud music, sea turtles, sparkly things, playing games, making things, and traveling. I’m accident prone. My favorite colors are yellow and seafoam green. I constantly miss living in Chicago. And now I’m a Peace Corps education volunteer in the Philippines.