Amanda is a Principal Policy Officer with the Department of Education and Training Victoria. She is currently leading the delivery of the VCE Expansion project, a $22.65million state-wide initiative to expand the breadth of VCE virtual and blended learning across rural and regional Victoria. This project will enable every rural and regional student to engage in VCE subjects of their choice to ensure they meet their desired higher educational, training and vocational pathways. Previous to this appointment, Amanda was Director of Emerging Sciences Victoria, an outreach program co-designed by Monash University and John Monash Science School broadcasting virtual science lessons to Year 9 and 10 students in rural and regional areas. During this time, ESV experienced a 110% increase in student participation with a 70% increase in female participation. Amanda is passionate about delivering equitable learning opportunities for all students.