Amanda Graham

Amanda Graham

Operations Manager

After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in biology, I spent 14 years with The Nature Conservancy, serving in various roles within their membership fundraising department, culminating with Marketing Director of Fundraising Systems. Though my experience at TNC was deeply rewarding, my life began to take an increasingly introspective turn. After being introduced to meditation through the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and reading Shunryu Suzuki’s Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, I entered residence at Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper in 2012, where I lived for about a year and a half.

Since leaving ZMM, where I served as Website Manager, I have been at Omega Institute, overseeing their annual giving program and helping to launch Omega Membership. I currently live in Olivebridge with my husband and overindulged dog.

Throughout my career, I have gravitated toward the more systems-driven responsibilities of my roles. As Operations Manager for MWS, I look forward to diving into a more fully process-oriented position, where I hope to help strengthen the foundation of the school so that it can continue to thrive. Above all, I feel fortunate to be part of an endeavor that aligns so wholly with my own values and practice, and offers the gift of the dharma to young minds.