In 2017, as a freshman at Harvard, Amanda was named the first-ever United States Youth Poet Laureate.  She's spoken around the country from the United Nations to the Library of Congress, alongside the likes of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hillary Clinton. Her first poetry book, The One For Whom Food Is Not Enough, was published in 2015 by Pemanship Books. She is Founder and Executive Director of One Pen One Page, which promotes literacy through free creative writing programming for underserved youth. She attends Harvard College and writes for the New York Times student newsletter, The Edit.