Amanda Byam 2023-03-23T11:33:02-04:00

Amanda is an event curator, entrepreneur, educator, and content creator, among many other titles. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, her heart lies in the big city – but she also enjoys spending time in nature and stillness (quite the opposite of NYC). She is passionate about celebrating and sharing her Black & Caribbean heritage, and about making a difference in her community.

Having spent her entire childhood in the big apple, Amanda ventured off to SUNY Albany for college, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with minors in History, Africana Studies, and Sociology. Among her favorite extracurricular activities were dancing for the Umoja African Dance team, interning at Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and planning events with the Pan-Caribbean Association.

After graduating, Amanda returned to NYC and utilized her acquired skills in a variety of roles in the public and non-profit sector, including working as a District Intern for Congressman Hakeem Jeffries’s Office, Fundraising Intern for AIDS Walk NY, Executive Administrative Assistant for a non-profit in South Brooklyn serving families, seniors, and youth, and After School Program Coordinator for Brooklyn Prospect Charter School.

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, she found a new home in New Haven, CT, where she currently resides with her partner and fur baby Pepe Le Pew. In her free time, Amanda enjoys traveling and planning adventures with her friends and family, taking dance classes, hiking with her partner and their schnoodle Pepe, finding new local businesses to support, and brainstorming new ventures to take the world by storm.