Gender pronouns: she/her
aManda was raised between the Bay Area and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her bi-cultural upbringing has had a strong influence in her beliefs, values, and how those manifest through her work in the world. In 2013, she received a gMBA in Social Enterprise driven by the belief that the current paradigm of ‘development’ can be transformed into one that is valued based on ecological regeneration and social equity. Since 2009, aManda engaged with young leaders to address problems in their own communities by supporting the development of youth-led social enterprises. aManda was a Steering Committee member of Oakland’s Youth Ally Alliance.
aManda passed away unexpectedly in early 2019. We are forever grateful for her contributions to The Hood Incubator and we honor her with the Board Member Emeritus title.