Have You Met ... Amanda Brown?

Meet Amanda, supervisor of the Awards team in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.


Have you met Amanda Brown, supervisor of the Awards team in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research? Spend a few minutes getting to know her better.

What is your first U of A memory?

The earliest memory that stands out clearly for me is entering a department for an interview and meeting a few of the staff at the front desk. There was an immediate connection and those individuals ended up becoming some of my closest and sassiest long-time friends.

What’s something your coworkers don’t know about you?

I used to have an amazing memory and did not need to write everything down in a planner.

What’s your favourite distraction?

Any activity that gets me outside and preferably into nature. I particularly enjoy hiking and camping in the mountains on a weekend or during vacation. For an easy distraction during the day, walking my dog in the river valley is a great way for me to reset.

If you were enrolling in one course, program or degree right now, what would it be?

In another life I would’ve pursued an MD. For fun at the moment, I would take some additional courses in psychology.

What’s a weird pet peeve you have?

Rudeness and/or unkindness in any form.

You can invite anyone — alive or dead, real or fictional — to dinner. Who would it be?

My grandmothers. They both passed away when I was rather young, and I would love to have a conversation with them now as an adult.

If you could see any live performance tomorrow, what would it be?

I would love to see the Tragically Hip live again one more time.

What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

Sacrifice is not a compromise, always pay yourself first and drink more water!

What’s one thing you can’t live without?

Definitely my spouse and children!

What three words describe your U of A experience?

Transformative. Eventful. Entertaining.

Amanda Brown, Supervisor, Graduate Awards, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

About Amanda

Amanda Brown (she/her) is the supervisor of the Awards team within the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. With a commerce degree, education in leadership and management, as well as 16 years of experience in graduate administration on campus, she brings a holistic perspective to her current role.