Amanda never met a rock she didn’t like. An avid traveler, she can be found every August hunting agates along the shores of the Great Lakes. After graduating from Kalamazoo College, she ventured to the Pacific Northwest to serve in AmeriCorps and search for sunstones in the high desert. Following a trail of fossil sites led her back to the Great Lakes, where she was thrilled to find Abra, with its focus on sustainably sourced, fair trade gems. Amanda volunteers as social networking lead for the Michigan Alumni chapter of the Gemological Institute of America. Amanda is an Ann Arbor Visitors Bureau Certified Tourism Ambassador, Cultured Pearl Association of America Certified Pearl Expert, and a Jewelers of America Certified Senior Sales Professional.