Amanda is a second generation Mexican-American actor and director from Denton, Texas. She has devoted her life to the visual arts from studying method acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood, California and working as a professional actor in L.A., Austin, Dallas, and N.Y. areas, to currently working on her M.F.A in Directing Narrative Cinema at the Brooklyn College Berry Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema and completing one of several festival-award-winning short films. Her artistic focus centers around social realism as she uses the medium of film as a catharsis for the hardships she’s experienced. Amanda continues to create work that comments on the rights of prison inmates and inmate loved ones, women’s rights and feminist issues, immigration and cultural issues within America. Her most recent work includes writing and directing a coming of age short film that explores the taboo of menstruation called Hide Herself.