Amanda Benjamin

Amanda Benjamin Net Worth

Amanda Benjamin has distinguished herself in both musical theater and opera through her performances as Little Red in Center Stage Opera’s production of “Into the Woods”, and Madame de la Grande Bouche from Whittier Community Theater’s production of “Beauty and the Beast”.

Governor Kate Brown appointed her to serve on the bench of 17th Judicial District Circuit Court to fill an opening left by retiring Judge Thomas Branford’s retirement, and is currently fulfilling that role.

Early Life and Education

Amanda Benjamin boasts an outstanding educational background. She graduated with both a BA and MS in psychology and public health from Elon University, then earned an MS from John Jay College’s Department of Psychological Science. Amanda Benjamin has since then taken on various projects related to criminal justice such as an NIDA neuroimaging study investigating relationships between teenage substance use and parental relationships and one on alibi believability and jury decision-making.

Amanda Stanton first caught the attention of Bachelor fans when she competed on The Bachelor and won a spot on Bachelor in Paradise in 2016. Since then she has been working as an esthetician in Dallas, Texas while remaining an active volunteer – volunteering at therapeutic youth homes for teenage boys, with families doing supervised visitation as well as at domestic violence shelters offering support groups and answering the 24 hour crisis line.

Professional Career

Before joining the Department of Taxation, she held various roles in corporate HR and consulting. With experience in human resources management, manufacturing operations and employee relations as well as IT consulting for companies like Proctor & Gamble, Cigna and Kaleida Health she brings invaluable skills.

She currently sits as a judge on the 17th Judicial District Circuit Court after being appointed by Governor Kate Brown to fill an opening. Prior to being appointed by Brown, she held positions such as hearings referee and judge pro tempore in Lincoln County; playing an instrumental part in creating its mental health treatment court.

Amanda Benjamin teaches adult education at UNB and her research focuses on critical analyses of career aspirations among secondary school students, employability skills and entrepreneurship among baby-boomer women, as well as their experience of retirement. Amanda lives on Wolastoqiyik traditional territory with her family and their grumpy cat.

Achievement and Honors

As a poet, she explores Black identity, feminism, marginalization and climate change in her poetry writing. In 2020 she won the National Poetry Series prize and published Requeening which explores matriarchal structures as well as changing relationships between caregiving responsibilities and care receiving obligations.

Amanda is active in both rock climbing and mentoring with AmeriCorps, spending much of her free time exploring parks and restaurants with friends, family and Milo the dog.

Governor Kate Brown appointed her recently to fill Judge Thomas O. Branford’s seat in Lincoln County Circuit Court after his departure, on account of her service on Oregon Judicial Department’s Behavioral Health Advisory Committee and refereeing and judge pro tem work in Lincoln County – among which is leading its mental health treatment court.

Personal Life

Amanda released her debut album Time in 2019 to much fanfare, sparking the relaunch of her career and placing her firmly on the country music map. According to Belles & Gals Magazine, Time proved an instantaneous hit among country fans.

Amanda recently appeared on Clash of the Cover Bands competing with her Carrie Underwood tribute band Blown Away. Amanda is an enthusiastic advocate for arts education – especially when it comes to helping underserved youth.

Amanda works part-time as a Grads2Careers Counselor through Baltimore’s Promise and takes great delight in creating healing spaces and connecting young people with their authentic selves. When not at work, Amanda can often be found hiking trails or trying new restaurants with Milo by her side. In her free time, Amanda also writes and linguist. In 2021 Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism was released; Wordslut came out two years later.

Net Worth

No exact estimate exists of her net worth; however, she makes an adequate living and holds several business ventures and investments within her portfolio. Furthermore, she owns her home as well as additional assets which contribute to her net worth.

She is renowned author, known for writing popular children and young adult novels such as Princess Diaries and Avalon High, both of which have been turned into films.

She owns and operates a private equity firm which invests in businesses with high growth potential, provides simple and complex estate planning assistance, works with high net worth families and individuals and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

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