Amanda grew up in Fargo, ND, although her roots come from Mexico, Nicaragua, and England. She was introduced to community organizing at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and was told being an organizer is like being a professional revolutionary. She was sold. Amanda has tried out organizing in a variety of settings: with Latino communities in MN, at Catholic churches, and in Nicaragua. Now, as a health care organizer at TakeAction Minnesota, Amanda is building power to push forward a bold vision for a just and inclusive society that includes universal health care.