Amanda Blackhurst

Program coordinator

Amanda the daughter of immigrants and has always held a passion for serving others and fighting global injustices. She holds a BA in International Studies. In early 2017, she was inspired to take action to support refugee and immigrant families in Orange County and became a Program Intern with Tiyya. From that experience, she chose to volunteer in a Female-Friendly Space in a refugee camp in central Greece, where she facilitated psychosocial activities for women and young girls and provided support on gender-based violence. She is excited to return to Tiyya to continue assisting marginalized and underserved communities and further promote compassion and understanding as Tiyya's Program Coordinator.

Quote she lives by: “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still, I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” - Helen Keller

Where she hopes to be in the next few years: In the next few years, Amanda hopes to continue serving refugees and displaced individuals, either in a humanitarian relief context or through grassroots activism.