Volunteer and Community Hub Specialist
Amanda Ayala (she/her/ella) joined LandPaths in December 2019. She was a longtime volunteer beforehand, and had a life-changing experience at LandPaths’ TrekSonoma Bohemia to the Sea. Amanda is a indigenous woman who was born and raised in Santa Rosa. She has ancestral roots in Sonora, Jalisco, and Michoacan Mexico.
Amanda has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Social Justice from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She has worked extensively with the community to create spaces of refuge for creativity, connection, and healing.
She has worked as a restorative resources and justice facilitator and community organization consultant. She has also taught many art and culture workshops.
Amanda has built a strong reputation as an artist and organizational leader who embraces and engages with the community. She offers a positive, energetic, cross-cultural, and dynamic approach in all her actions. Through thoughtful, persuasive and crafted programming, she gathers diverse participation and fosters growth.
She enjoys painting, singing, spending time with her loved ones and pursuing social justice. She works to heal from intergenerational trauma in community, which gives her inspiration and hope.