Expansion Manager, Civic Commons
As the Learning Network Expansion Manager for Reimagining the Civic Commons, Amanda works in close collaboration with corporate, educational, and philanthropic clients, to curate and design spaces for convening, shared learning, and connection. Amanda was an organizer and partner for the Knight Foundation Public Spaces Forum, the Black in Design Conference at Harvard University, and the ‘unconference’ Spaces and Places, currently in partnership with Next City.
Her work is informed by her background in architectural design, during which she performed on-site investigations, managed design development and construction administration, and crafted presentations for clients and review commissions. Active in her local design community, she was selected as a member of the Civic Leadership Program of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and she presently co-chairs the Chapter’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Beyond her professional endeavors, she enjoys expanding her horizons via travel, books, and the arts.
Amanda holds a Master in Design Studies from Harvard University, where she was elected as her program’s Class Marshal. She is also a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a Bachelor of Architecture, magna cum laude. She is a licensed architect in New York and Pennsylvania and a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Organization of Minority Architects.