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Amanda Young

Amanda Young is a North American Business Development Manager for Novozymes, a global biotech company recognized by the UN, Fortune, Dow Jones, World Economic Forum, and numerous others as a world leader in biological solutions. Prior to this role, Amanda worked at Alvarez & Marsal, a restructuring / turnaround advisory firm, where she specialized in corporate strategic projects across a range of industries and launched what is now the firm’s official development program for all of its young professionals.

Amanda graduated with degrees in International Relations and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving the highest distinction for her work with the College community.  In 2015, Amanda began volunteering with Upwardly Global after witnessing first-hand – through personal connections and job-seeker interactions – the powerful impact organizations like UpGlo can have on refugees and immigrants.