Amanda Schermerhorn lives in Detroit Lakes with her husband and four children. She is a full-time student, advocate, and a Government Relations Fellow at LeadMN, the student-led organization representing 100,000 two-year college students in Minnesota. Amanda is also a current representative of the Minnesota Student Parent Alliance (MN-SPA), as well as a participant in Class 40 of Partners in Policymaking sponsored by the Minnesota Governor’s Council for Developmental Disabilities. Amanda has participated in numerous panel discussions advocating for college affordability, changes to FAFSA, mental health, and basic needs support policies for students on both the State and Federal levels. Her advocacy has led her to work with numerous government officials, including Secretary of Education Miguel Cordona, Chairwoman of the FCC Jessica Rosenworcel, and Vice President Kamala Harris.