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I'm Amanda, a bilaterally brained, Los Angeles-based artist and creative brand strategist. 

With a passion for greater-good purposed work, I hope to capture and bring to life human insights that champion our communities and result in progress toward real and positive impact.  

After six years of working in academic research, I decided to leave my career as a research scientist to pursue my creative passion in advertising. I am now a graduate student in the Creative Brand Management track at the VCU Brandcenter, a program that teaches the core fundamentals of a traditional MBA, while emphasizing creativity and cross-functional team collaboration.

Will never not be a scientist at heart.

Research Publications

A look into my previous career as a genetics research scientist for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA.  My research focused on understanding the complexity of Mendelian (genetic) disorders and advanced sequencing technologies to accelerate discovery and innovation in the way we diagnose and treat patients with rare and undiagnosed diseases.


Genetic Screening in Patients with Craniofacial Malformations



Monitoring states of altered carbohydrate metabolism via breath analysis


Petri Dish

Diagnostic utility of transcriptome sequencing for rare Mendelian diseases



Identification of rare-disease genes using blood transcriptome sequencing 


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