Amanda Sissman grew up on both coasts of the US. She received her undergraduate degree in Communications and Media Arts from UC San Diego, attending classes at UC Santa Cruz and Royal Holloway at the University of London. After graduating she became a flight attendant for United Airlines. Based out of Washington D.C., she visited 15 countries and most of the United States in the course of just a year! Late in 2008 she moved to Lawrence, Kansas to begin a new adventure as the Program Director for University of Kansas Hillel. While a member of the Hillel staff she attended Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI) in the summer of 2009. The following year she moved back to California to become the Assistant Director of BCI, a position she held until 2014. Amanda now enjoys being a mother, working for The Advot Project and coordinating weddings.