Amanda is a Kuku Yalanji woman from northern QLD and since a young girl has moved around up and down the east coast of Australia with her father serving in the Australian Army. 

Amanda has a broad work history starting as a self-employed kindergarten cleaner in her teens, to administration and customer service roles in both the private and public sector, namely QLD Department of Communities - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Australian Department of Human Services – Centrelink. Amanda also worked for Nature Advisory, one of Australia’s leading ecological consultancies, as the Office Manager for four years where she gained and honed her excellent administration management skills. 

Amanda has several qualifications in Administration, Book-keeping and Customer Service. Wanting to further her education and change her career path to more focus on her true passion in life, making a positive difference in Indigenous peoples lives, Amanda reached out to AILC to enrol in the Certificate II Indigenous Leadership course, which she successfully completed and is now a part of the AILC team as a Program Leader.