Amanda Kirsch is the program and operations manager at the College Excellence Program. In her role, Amanda supports all of CEP’s initiatives by providing operational, administrative, and logistical support to the program as a whole and to various projects as needed.
Before joining the Aspen Institute, she worked as the program manager at Brainfood, a nonprofit serving teens and young adults through youth development and job training programs in Washington, D.C. Amanda has also previously worked as a food and nutrition educator for the Latin American Youth Center and completed two years with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps, a service-learning and leadership program partnering with a diverse group of social impact organizations across the nation.
She holds a B.A. from Northwestern College in psychology with a minor in cultural studies.