Amanda is the proud founder and president of Faire Collection, which she started after interviewing women living in poverty in rural Ecuador.
She is fascinated by the development of Latin America and gave up a steady salary in the financial services industry to work in some of the most desolate areas of Central and South America on poverty reduction projects. Specific projects include: working with UNICEF on determining the pattern of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nicaragua and isolating flaws in the country’s health reporting systems. She’s also worked on a micro-enterprise project for women knitters in Peru, both as a knitwear designer and as a business consultant.
Her educational background matches this experience well. Amanda holds an M.A. in law and diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Tufts University and a B.A. in finance from Santa Clara University.
In her childhood, she designed her own clothes and started a rouge jewelry store out of her friend’s garage at the age of 12. To this day, her entrepreneurial spirit lives on and she still likes to make pretty things. More than anything, she likes to come up with grand new ideas to make this world a little better for all.