Amanda is the LAII's Associate Director for Program Development. For almost twenty years, she has managed academic programs, coordinated outreach, developed research and training programs, and organized collaborative projects among Title VI National Resource Centers. Drawing on this background, Amanda oversees grant initiatives, supports the Latin American Studies program, coordinates the Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships, and provides assistance and input on broader research and program development. Amanda enjoys the opportunity to work with dynamic students and engage in multidisciplinary undertakings. When Amanda's not pursuing the next best meal and drink, she enjoys hiking the beautiful trails around New Mexico and Colorado and planning her next trip to anywhere.