Amanda is a mother of two and a Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She founded Nest Collaborative after experiencing the lack of available resources for nursing parents both professionally in her primary care practice and personally, as a mother who struggled to breastfeed. Prior to motherhood and pediatrics, Amanda worked as an emergency and perioperative nurse in NYC, Washington DC, Los Angeles and the Bay Area, and is a graduate of Columbia and Fordham Universities in New York, and the University of California San Francisco. She brings a passion to Nest Collaborative to expand access for parents to accessible, affordable and preventive breastfeeding support. Amanda currently resides in Connecticut with her husband, a family physician, and their two young children.