Amanda completed her PhD in Russell group in 2014. Her research focus was on aerosol particles, as a graduate student in Climate Science. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Chemistry in 2008 where she became interested in atmospheric chemistry. Her PhD work focused on determining the sources and composition of organic mass in the marine boundary layer using measurements of ambient and generated marine particles. Amanda also worked on determining the contributions of combustion sources to submicron organic mass in the Arctic, as part of the ICEALOT project. During her dissertation work, she measured the concentration and composition of ambient marine aerosol particles during three shipboard campaigns: CalNex, EPEACE, and WACS. During CalNex and WACS, Amanda also determined the organic composition of primary marine aerosol particles generated using the Bubbler and the Sea Sweep. Amanda is now a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley in the Cohen Group in the Chemistry Department.