Amanda Childress has been working as a public health practitioner for over 15 years, specializing in sexual violence prevention and response in higher education. As the Associate Director of the Student Wellness Center, she oversees sexual violence prevention efforts on campus and is leading a team to develop the Sexual Violence Prevention Project, a comprehensive and mandatory 4-year undergraduate curriculum. Amanda came to Dartmouth in 2011 as a Sexual Assault Awareness Program Coordinator providing survivor support and advocacy before transitioning her focus specifically to prevention. Prior to Dartmouth, Amanda worked at Ohio University to address sexual health, sexual violence, and alcohol and other drug issues impacting college students and was an adjunct faculty in the Department of Health and Human Services. Amanda has a Bachelor of Psychology and a dual Master of Education in both Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.
Amanda is an avid traveler, outdoor enthusiast, thrill seeker, and college football fan. Outside of work you can often find her exploring remote destinations locally and abroad, appreciating nature with her dog, testing her athletic ability (and humility) trying random activities and adventure sports, or rooting on her Ohio Bobcats and OSU Buckeyes!