Amanda Garcia graduated from PUC in 2017 with a degree in environmental studies. After receiving her degree, she spent two years in our biology department as a lab coordinator. Since December 2020, Amanda has taken on the role of executive assistant for marketing and communication. She loves PUC, which shows by the amazing work she does for our college.
What brought you to PUC? Why did you decide to work here?
I have lived in Angwin for 15 years. I heard PUC had a great biology program. I want to help the college in any way I can because PUC has helped me with my career journey, and I am soooo thankful! I feel God has guided me to this position, especially this year because I lost my previous job due to Covid-19. I am so thankful to PUC for this opportunity!
What is the best thing about being a part of the Pioneers family?
The best thing is that we are all taught by God. I really enjoyed my teachers praying before classes. I really felt comfortable, and it was nice to see my teachers doing that! There is a lot of outreach PUC provides from the church, chaplain’s office, and clubs, which helped balance school, social, and spiritual growth for myself.
Where is your favorite place to eat in the Valley, and why?
Filippi’s Pizza Grotto
645 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
What is something you can do/want to do that might be surprising for people to learn?
I knit and crochet! This summer, I completed a 5ft crochet blanket! With God’s guidance, I want to work with tigers someday for wildlife conversation.
What is one song you’re listening to on repeat lately?
Rascal Flatts – Bless the Broken Road. I love Country Music.
Who is someone you admire and why?
My Mother! She is the kindest person with such a big heart and such a strong woman! She gives of herself entirely to her family. She loves the Lord and has shown me how to be a responsible, respectful, honorable, kind, and strong person for Christ’s Glory!
Finish this sentence: On Sunday mornings you can find me…
Eating an Omelet and watching Call the Midwife!