Amanda Witsaman (she/her) is a graduate student at Grand Valley State
University studying Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. She works
as a graduate assistant for the Hospitality and Tourism Management
Department and at a local nonprofit, Artists Creating Together.
Professionally, Amanda plans to work for a nonprofit organization that
provides accessible recreation opportunities to children and families.
She hopes to move to New York after graduation to pursue these goals.
Some personal pieces of Amanda are that she enjoys trying new things
and is passionate about learning. She finds joy in reading, pilates,
roller skating, cooking, and watercolor painting.
Amanda is excited to be a part of the Cook Leadership Academy this
year. Areas of growth that she is focusing on are developing
confidence as a leader, improving her communication, and engaging more
with the Grand Rapids community through volunteerism.