Getting to Know Amanda Carrington

Name: Amanda Carrington

Position: SACS Campus Advocate


From a young age, Amanda was destined to become a defender of people’s rights, education, and gender equality.  Before joining the team, Amanda had many adventures such as studying abroad in Rwanda and Uganda. Using her applied knowledge of sociology and anthropology, she helped rebuild a country post-genocide in addition to taking classes. Continuing her travels and education, she spent an additional semester in Trinidad where her family is from.

After studying abroad, she joined the Peace Corps and landed in a very poor area of Columbia where she taught English to 5th and 6th-grade children, whose ages ranged from 10 to 16 years old.  She lived with a host family in the country and keeps in touch with them to this day.

After returning to the U.S., Amanda wanted to continue her personal mission of advocacy and took the Counselor Advocate Training class here at YWCA New Britain.  Soon after, a position became available in the Sexual Assault Crisis Service program and she was hired. Amanda plans to continue to expand her reach, both professionally and personally, as she continues at the YWCA. She aims to obtain her Master’s in Social Work at The University of Connecticut to further give a voice to those who are not able to speak up.

Fun Facts:

Favorite food- Mushroom pizza

Role model- Mom

Favorite restaurant in New Britain- Mae Kong

Favorite animal- Panda

Travel goals- Brazil, South Africa, Thailand, Ghana, and Senegal