Amanda Sanderson, a native of Brandon, VT, graduated with Honors from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, with a Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Justice: conflict studies as well as a minor in Psychology. At Saint Michael’s Amanda spent two years as a Resident Assistant working to build community and provide a positive living experience for her fellow students. She participated in several volunteer programs that served the community surrounding her college, and attended three alternative spring break trips, traveling to Hartford, Connecticut, Whitley County in Kentucky, and most recently Hope House in Long Island. Amanda’s last service experience as an undergraduate was a three week study course to Georgetown, Guyana. While there she forged many relationships with marginalized members of society and gained a deeper understanding of resource inequality as well as social stratification. She served as a Regional Coordinator her first year at Impact Alabama, a SpeakFirst High School Coach for her second year, and will continue as the SpeakFirst Coordinator for her third year. After her time at Impact Alabama, Amanda plans to continue working in the non-profit sector and pursue a graduate degree.