Amanda Foster is the Assistant Director of Implementation Analysis and previously worked as a Data Visualization Analyst on the Human Animal Support Services project. In this role, Amanda leads the data team in collecting data for pilot shelter implementation projects. Prior to joining American Pets Alive!, Amanda worked as a Data Coordinator on the Maddie’s Fund® Nationwide Fostering study research team where she gained experience collecting, aggregating, and visualizing animal shelter data.
Amanda has volunteered in human and animal welfare for most of her life, but entered the field professionally through her AmeriCorps service at a shelter in Washington state after graduating college. Her primary service focus was on reducing barriers to pet ownership for veterans in the community, but she also helped transport at-risk dogs out of areas where they were slotted for euthanasia due to breed bans. She has since held several shelter operations and management positions including her time working at a large intake shelter in Tenessee. She is passionate about helping organizations make data-driven decisions and helping people help people and pets.