Amanda provides research consultation on a range of projects, with particular focus on health equity and mental health initiatives. She specializes in qualitative and mixed methods approaches, with special expertise in Ripple Effect Mapping.
Amanda has master’s degrees in human ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining Wilder, she worked with the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality on research related to supporting emerging leadership in rural communities. She has worked at a number of human service organizations in the Twin Cities metro area.