Amanda is a professional horticulturist who has worked for the University of Tennessee Gardens, the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, "Every Child Outdoors" Knoxville, and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. She serves as a lecturer for the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Tennessee, where she earned a B.S. and an M.S. of science in plant sciences. Her personal mission is to serve her community and promote environmental stewardship.