Amanda Schmitt is a Project Manager who partners with startups and executives to create branded educational experiences that foster continuing personal and professional development and community growth. After working in startups for more than a decade, Amanda has learned the value of cross-functional teamwork to develop and implement projects that encourage company growth, improve processes, and align with marketing strategies to ultimately ensure ongoing revenue generation – Projects are not silos, they are rivers that can provide opportunity to many areas of an organization. Developing rapport, building credibility, and maintaining communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to organizations, is key.

Amanda has been paramount in the success of several startup companies in San Diego, CA that provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and hands-on learning opportunities. She is an active member of the San Diego STEM Ecosystem, Women in STEM Working Group. With an educational background in pharmacy, she was uniquely qualified to work with Light-Ten in the development of the IFAPP Academy’s Medical Affairs in Medicines Development Certification Program.

As a lifelong learner, Amanda is in the process of becoming an AMA Professional Certified Marketer.