As Deputy Director, Amanda oversees TakeAction Minnesota’s work to build people power through our organizing, politics, and campaigns. She works to integrate strategies across the organization and develop the capacity needed to reach our organizational goals.
Amanda grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, although her roots come from Mexico and Nicaragua. She has been asking tough questions and organizing those around her for as long as she can remember, but she was introduced to more formal community organizing in college. She was told being an organizer is like being a professional revolutionary, and she was sold.
Amanda has experienced organizing in a variety of settings: with Latinx communities in Minnesota, at Catholic Churches, and in Central America. She started at TakeAction Minnesota as a Health Care Organizer in 2014, and has also served as Deputy Organizing Director and Organizing Director.