Amanda Florence Goodenough, M.S.Ed.
Amanda Florence Garcia Goodenough (she/her/hers) is a dedicated educator operating from a cultural humility framework to center and elevate historically marginalized voices, promote belongingness and mattering, disrupt structural inequities, and advance intersectional social and racial justice. Amanda has over 15 years of professional experience in justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity efforts within a higher education setting.
Previously, Amanda served as the Director of Campus Climate at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL), where she facilitated workshops, programming, and assessment, provided leadership for the award-winning Awareness through Performance and guided the institution's Hate/Bias Response Team. During her tenure, Amanda co-founded RISE UP (Racial & Intersecting Identity Symposium for Equitable University Progress) and the nationally-growing Hate/Bias Response Symposium.
Amanda's focus areas include campus climate/culture, cultural humility, hate/bias response, anti-blackness, racial justice, multiracialism, microaggressions, bystander intervention, student activism, power/privilege/oppression, and healing centered engagement.
Amanda resides in Wisconsin, where she attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for her Bachelor's degree in Communications, before heading to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to earn a Master's in College Student Development & Administration. In her personal life, Amanda and her partner enjoy raising their multiracial kiddos and helping them to make meaning of the world.