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, in Central America, and currently as the Deputy Director at TakeAction Minnesota. She is thrilled to be joining COPAL’s Board of Directors to be in deeper relationship with and invest in the Latinx organizing ecosystem in Minnesota.