Amanda has made significant contributions during her short 3 ½ year tenure at LORD, both on the technical side and as a leader. During her participation in the Career Foundations Program, she identified an eco-friendly replacement for a material facing future regulatory restrictions and developed a flame-retardant urethane material, among other efforts that supported business goals. During her manufacturing rotation, Amanda stepped into the role of Lead Manufacturing Engineer when the preceding engineer in her department resigned. Although she had little manufacturing experience, she leveraged her communication and technical skills to achieve record performance on the annual NADCAP audit.
Amanda aspires to help others succeed. She managed recruiting efforts at Georgia Tech and took a leadership role in recruiting interns, where she and the team successfully completed the interviewing, selection, and hiring of 140 interns across U.S. LORD facilities.
Amanda works both within LORD and on her own to effect change in her community. At LORD, Amanda participated in Junior Achievement, where she independently taught a class of 28 5th grade students about financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship. She also coordinated the 2015 Summer STEM event, where 25 educators from Wake County visited for a day to learn about daily operations at a technology company, and how they can relate skills necessary for the workforce to their students. Outside of LORD, she has participated in annual medical mission trips to Nicaragua and Guatemala, and is involved in community outreach through local food banks.