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Amanda Turk

Senior Science Curriculum Developer, Art of Problem Solving

Born in West Hills, CA, Amanda attended high school in the Los Angeles area and was a recipient of the Lucille Rader Scholarship in 2008. She has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and worked as a mechanical design engineer before becoming a teacher in Catholic- and Christian schools. She now writes science curriculum and books for motivated elementary- and middle-school students. Amanda enjoys reading, backpacking, and rock climbing in her spare time.

Why did you agree to serve on the Lucille Rader Education Foundation Board?

I am excited to serve on the board of a foundation that supports deserving young women in their pursuit of a college education. As a woman in engineering and now as a teacher of aspiring scientists and engineers, I know how important it is to nurture and support young female leaders – particularly, leaders who are rooted deeply in the Catholic faith.

Amanda Turk