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, after which she worked as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Amanda is now an Administrative Patent Judge 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!"