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Amanda Sissman

Communications coordinator

Amanda Sissman is passionate about the details and logistics that happen behind the scenes. She believes in the power of joyful teamwork, treasures meaningful conversations, and cares deeply about supporting people in all aspects of life.

Amanda 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 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. Next she moved to Lawrence, Kansas as Program Director for Hillel at the University of Kansas, and while there she attended Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI). She then moved back to California to become the Assistant Director of BCI at American Jewish University (AJU), where she worked and consulted until asked to be the Program Coordinator for the Dream Lab Fellowship at AJU.

Amanda loves being a mother to two amazing daughters, traveling with her darling British husband, consulting for The Advot Project, and working as the Manager of Programs and Operations in the School of Education at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.