Amanda Nixon

Amanda Nixon

Director of Community Engagement & Empowerment

Meet Amanda

Amanda knows all too well the challenges of facing breast cancer at a young age. Diagnosed in 2006 at age 27, she endured neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, Herceptin® infusions for one year, a mastectomy, additional chemotherapy, radiation, reconstructive surgeries, and lymphedema. She is excited to fill the role of West Regional Outreach Manager and serve as a bridge for professionals and constituents, working to positively impact young women affected by breast cancer, along with the greater breast cancer community.

An 11-year YSC volunteer, Amanda brings to her new position nearly a decade of cancer-specific nonprofit experience spanning programming, education, philanthropy, and international volunteer management. Amanda graduated from Sonoma State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration, and has worked for the Keep A Breast Foundation and City of Hope. Amanda has completed the National Breast Cancer Coalition's Project LEAD®; volunteers for breast cancer studies; is an Inflammatory Breast Cancer Advocacy Member; serves as a Patient Advocate for The Scripps Research Institute Physical Sciences-Oncology Center; and lobbies for healthcare initiatives at a state and federal level.


Did You Know?

My favorite thing to do to relax...

is to light candles, sip tea, and dive into a good book.

Something many people don’t know about me…

I once free-dived with sharks 12 nautical miles off the San Diego coastline.