Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
high school: Rufus King HS
college: Stanford University
GRAD. PROGRAM: Harvard Medical School and Business School (MD, MBA candidate)
Amanda graduated from Stanford University in 2006 with a BA in Human Biology and Spanish and a minor in African and African-American Studies. After graduation, she moved to Chicago to work in Information Systems for an industrial supply company before starting medical school in 2009.
At HMS, she has served as Co-President of the Harvard Medical Language Initiative, Co-Producer of FABRIC, an HIV testing counselor in East Boston, a Course Coordinator for Clinical Topics in Global Health, co-author of curriculum materials for the Global Primary Care residency at MGH, and filled various roles for the Crimson Care Collaborative, a consortium of student-faculty collaborative practices developing innovative models of primary care delivery. Amanda spent the summer after her first year of medical school working with the Ghana Health Service and the Grameen Foundation on a mobile phone-based health intervention for pregnant women, mothers of children under five, and the rural health workers who serve them.
In her clinical practice, Amanda plans to continue addressing health disparities in community-based settings. She looks forward to using the skills acquired during her time at HBS to serve patient populations and health care organizations with limited resources and is particularly interested in issues of workforce development and health IT.