Amanda graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.E. in biomedical engineering. At Vanderbilt she served in leadership positions for the Honor Council, was a head resident advisor, and was active in Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Before attending William & Mary, Amanda worked as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and was admitted to the Patent Bar. At William & Mary Amanda was a member of the William and Mary Law Review, was awarded honors in Legal Skills I and II and won first place in the Kaufman & Canoles writing competition. She was an active leader in the Student Intellectual Property Society. Amanda spent summer 2007 at Baker & McKenzie, and summer 2008 at Ropes & Gray, both in Washington, DC. She spent fall 2008 studying in Madrid as an exchange student at the Instituto de Empresa. She joined the firm of Ropes & Gray after graduation, and she is now a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Her Own Words
"The opportunity to study in Spain for a semester was incredibly exciting, and studying law in an international environment provided me with a range of experiences and skills that I could not have achieved otherwise. William & Mary's help in finding this opportunity was invaluable, and made the experience possible.
"William & Mary offers a range of intellectual property courses, from an overview IP survey course, to more substantive patent, trademark, and copyright classes. I took the patent and trademark courses, and was very impressed with both!"