Amanda graduated from Lake Superior State University 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement and Corrections, and has a career as a Police Officer who works closely with victims of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and sexual assault victims.
Amanda hopes that by combining her role a in Law Enforcement & new role as Miss Upper Peninsula, that she will be able to reach out to more people and be a voice for women and children. Multiple women have shared their experiences with her of why they did not report something happening to them. One of the main reasons is that they have been told in the past that nothing would ever come of their situation. Another reason is that they do not feel they actually have an advocate. Amanda wants everyone to know that she is willing to go the extra mile to make sure that a woman’s story is told and that they are given the justice they deserve. The same goes for children who may not be able to represent themselves like adults can. Having the community know, through the voice of Miss Upper Peninsula, that there is someone who will actually listen and advocate for them, may give more women and young adults the confidence to stand up. Along with being a voice for those who may not have one yet, she wants to show that a woman can be delicate and graceful, but also bold and courageous.
A unique fact about Amanda is that as apart of her Police training she has been pepper sprayed and tased in order to understand the levels of force she may be using on people while working. This helps to limit the use of excessive force since as she personally knows the pain felt by each tool.
Three words that Amanda uses to describe herself are Adventurer, Advocate, Aamoo (Ojibaw word for Bee). The most influential person in her life is her mother, Amanda feels that her Mother has taught has taught her how to be confident in her abilities and be proud of who she am, and that women can be just as capable, if not more, in male dominated fields.
Amanda's biggest goal for her year is to help women in children, and to be a role model for young women and children.
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(23yrs old from Sault Ste Marie, MI)
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