Self Determination Life Coach, Oakland
Pronouns: She/ Her
Amanda was raised in San Leandro and Oakland. She is a young mommy of two beautiful twin boys and is working on getting a B.S. in Political Science, minoring in Ethnic Studies. She enjoys painting and spending time with loved ones. She is passionate about working with at-risk youth, formerly and currently incarcerated people and women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Growing up, she was personally impacted by the juvenile justice system and often challenged the adversities. Little did she know that being involved with the juvenile justice system would be the beginning of a blessing in disguise for her, which gave her the courage to continue fighting for the injustices she was experiencing.
Amanda joined Soulciety, where she worked four years supporting transitional age youth on Probation, Foster Care and young mothers achieve employment and educational goals.
More recently, in June of 2020 her brother, Erik Salgado was killed by California Highway Patrol in Oakland. Since his murder, Amanda has been forced into the fight for police accountability, taking on a vocal role to speak out for justice. She wishes to continue to hold all systems accountable for the pain/loss they have caused families and communities and show them that they can’t hold us down!