Amanda Kirsch is a 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.