Chief of Staff

Amanda is Chief of Staff at Westbound. Prior to joining the Westbound team, she managed a $300M+ portfolio of grants at to support innovators tackling humanity’s biggest challenges, led business operations at an early-stage B2B SaaS startup, and worked on new company incubations at Thrive Capital.

Amanda earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a proud Dominican and Puerto Rican from the South Bronx, New York City.

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I’m grateful to be in a position to expand access and opportunity for underrepresented communities of color, just as so many others have done for me throughout my career. I’m excited to see the magic our founders create when equipped with the financial and social capital to bring their visions to life.

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