A native of Houston, Texas who grew up in Portland, Maine, Amanda lives in Brooklyn, New York.  She composes music, writes and sings little jazzy tunes, loves to act on film and onstage, makes daily tabletop creations with animal figurines, crytals, flowers, and books, and is drawn to people who believe-things-into-being.  She graduated from Barnard College in 2004 with an A.B. in English with a Theatre Concentration.