Amanda is the Student Services Officer (SSO) for the MCS program and the new Data Science program. She recently moved to the Bay Area from Michigan. Before coming to Stanford, she was a high school English and math teacher for over ten years, and for much of that time, she also served as an advisor to middle college students. She is excited to now have the opportunity to support students in this new role outside of the classroom. You’ll meet with Amanda when you’re ready to declare your major. She loves chatting with students, so please also feel free to reach out to her when you have a question, need a thought partner in navigating a challenge, or simply want to say hi or tell her how your quarter is going. In her free time, Amanda enjoys reading, creative writing, improv, hiking, and volunteering at a local animal shelter.