Mandy’s professional and academic background includes work in education and urban planning and reflects special interests in social justice, place-based education, and the role of technology in effecting social change.
M.C.P. Environmental Planning, UC Berkeley
B.A. History and Education Policy, Swarthmore College
Amanda Eppley brings experience in schools, city planning, and technology to her work at the University of California, Berkeley Center for Cities + Schools (CC+S). An experienced educator, Mandy has taught middle and high school English and history at urban and suburban public schools in California and Massachusetts. Additionally, with a Masters degree in City Planning from UC Berkeley, Mandy has worked in school planning and design and has served on her local planning board. In her previous roles as Y-PLAN Program Manager at CC+S, Mandy led Y-PLAN systems expansion in New York City and in California. Meanwhile she has leveraged experience as a software engineer and database developer to improve Y-PLAN’s website and data management systems. In her role as the Center's Associate Director, Mandy's primary roles include Y-PLAN content and capacity building, partnership development, research initiatives, and other special projects.