Born and raised in Texas, Amanda currently works at Purple Communications as the Enterprise Account Manager. She previously served as a Communication Access Specialist II in the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS), under the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Amanda attended the University of North Texas and has years of experience as an advocate on behalf of Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers who were denied access to communication. She has given workshops on various topics such as Disability Laws, Deaf Self Advocacy Training (DSAT), Disclosing your Disability, Law Enforcement Training, Soft Skills, and Cultural Competency. Amanda also provides statewide advocacy training to empower people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing with knowledge of their disability rights. Amanda is an active member of the Deaf community.