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Amanda Montez, Circle of Voices

Amanda's Fellowship:

Amanda is the Executive Assistant at Circles of Voices: An End to Ignorance. Her daily roles include programming, scheduling events, organizing volunteers, and managing social media. A large part of her position will include attending and organizing Circles of Voices' regular workshops that bring a variety of people together to have conversations about racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and the list goes on.


Amanda just relocated to Baltimore from Córdoba, Argentina where she spent the past year volunteering for a study abroad program, Casa de la Mateada. She is originally from the very sunny town of Palm Springs, California, a tiny town right in-between Joshua Tree National Park and where Coachella Valley Music Festival is. Before venturing to Argentina, she spent her college years in Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University studying Elementary Education and Spanish. She loves any chance that friends can come together, going to concerts, backpacking, cooking, and learning about the local craft beer scene.

Why do you choose to live and work in Baltimore?  

I wanted to relocate to a new city when I moved back to the United States. My mom and most of my family is from Maryland, and I was very intrigued with a city that sees so much transformation and strives for justice. I wanted to be a part of it!

What's one surprising fact about yourself?  

Justin Timberlake told me that I had a nice smile!!

Go-to snack? 

homemade salsa