Amanda went vegetarian in 1995 and has been vegan since 2004. Her vegan and animal rights activism has spanned volunteering locally with event organizing to writing about animal issues and the joys of vegan living for blogs and websites. She spent 5 months on the road with the 10 Billion Lives tour, traveling from one college campus to another to educate students about the plight of farmed animals. Amanda then became the Communications Manager for Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) for three years, in which she boosted FARM’s social media presence and helped cultivate their annual campaigns, including Word Day for Farmed Animals and the Animal Rights National Conference. In addition to managing Vegan Action’s social media, she is a busy pet sitter and dog walker. Amanda is an active volunteer at a small non-profit organization that supports LGBTQIA youth. She received their Volunteer of the Year Award in 2017. Amanda loves puns, scouring shelves and restaurants for new vegan eats, and petting as many dogs as possible.