Master's Student, NYU
Amanda has a diverse academic and professional background. She graduated from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University with a BFA in Dramatic Writing in 2004, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Psychology at the Graduate School of Arts & Science at New York University. For the past sixteen years, she has been a top producing real estate agent in New York City, and has been invited as a guest lecturer for MBA students on the subject of negotiations at both Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, and UCL School of Management at University College London. In addition to her professional career, she is interested in mental health research, treatment, and awareness.
The study of environmental experience in relation to brain and behavioral development is central to Amanda's research interests, with a particular focus on the identification of early markers of anxiety and trauma in childhood that may impact the risk of psychopathology. She believes that continued research is crucial in implementing effective and innovative treatment methods for those at risk of psychopathology due to adverse experiences during childhood and adolescence. She hopes to contribute to research that will make a positive impact on policy, and to provide resources to people regardless of socioeconomic status.
Believing strongly in the importance of philanthropy, Amanda is a member of numerous environmental and animal welfare organizations, and has adopted two rescue Chow Chows. She resides on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where she frequents the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park.