Amanda was innately drawn to Kuli Kuli because she saw an opportunity to exercise her love for writing by kindling responsibility, passion and awareness in others. Graduating from Umass Amherst with degrees in Psychology, Asian Studies and Public health, she wanted to learn more about food justice, so she immersed herself in different agricultural experiences. After working on organic farms, teaching and traveling to India, it became readily apparent how social justice, nutrition and sustainability are all inter-connected. Her recent adventures include taking a medicinal mushroom course, harvesting wild seaweed in Maine and learning about sustainable beekeeping in Jamaica. She dreams of teaching sustainable agriculture to underprivileged women and owning a small farm. Besides eating logs of cheese, Amanda enjoys rock-climbing, sipping whiskey and watching foreign films. She can often be found curled in an armchair reading Tom Robbins, grooving to Stevie Wonder or eagerly ambling towards the nearest thrift store.