A product of the public school system, Amanda earned her BA from Duke University and worked three jobs while studying at Northeastern University School of Law. After clerking for the “toughest” Superior Court judge in New Jersey, Amanda chose to fight for working families and citizens whose voices were often marginalized. At the United Steelworkers, Amanda has fought for working families, the underprivileged, and civil rights. She was twice elected a member of the Allegheny County Council and has also served on many community boards. She has been on the Democratic National Committee (DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee), the Election Protection team during the 2008 and 2012 Presidential Election cycles, and the Electoral College in 2012. Amanda believes each case deserves a complete meritorious review. She will always bring well formulated, reasoned arguments to the court; it is what she does every day. Active members of their community, Amanda and her husband live and work in the City of Pittsburgh with their two children.