Amanda is a Human Rights Legal Officer. She joined the PEI Human Rights Commission in March of 2021. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with Honours from the University of Prince Edward Island, and received her Juris Doctor from the University of New Brunswick in 2017. She was called to the Prince Edward Island Bar in June of 2019.
While completing her law degree at the University of New Brunswick, Amanda completed a volunteer work term with the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission through Pro Bono Students Canada as well as a clinical rotation in the New Brunswick Office of the Child and Youth Advocate. Amanda has also worked as a family law lawyer and has completed training in Trauma-Informed Lawyering offered by Community Legal Information PEI. Amanda is currently completing restorative justice training.
Currently, Amanda sits on the Board of Directors of the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (PEIRSAC). She has previously served as a Director of Moms in Mind, an organization focused on increasing awareness of and improving maternal mental health.
In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her partner, Tyler and daughter, Ellie in Stratford, as well as reading, writing, travelling and visiting many of the Island’s beautiful beaches. A lifelong “Islander”, Amanda is passionate about improving the quality of life for all who make Prince Edward Island their home.