Amanda has been with the University of Central Florida’s Natural Resources program since 2011 where she began work as an intern doing gopher tortoise surveys. Since graduating from the University’s Environmental Science program with a Bachelor’s in Science in 2011, Amanda has developed her career as a field Biologist. She maintains compliance with environmental permits held between the University and various state organizations, assists with land management activities in the natural lands, and is involved in a number of teaching projects at the University. She is a certified arborist and co-chair for the Central Florida CISMA. She is dedicated to conservation and protection of our natural lands through effective land management practices, and is passionate about Florida’s ecological health and functionality.