Amanda Wallace is the volunteer services coordinator for the EMPOWER program at the University of Arkansas. Amanda has been with the program since October of 2017 and has worked with individuals with disabilities since her graduate school days beginning in 2013. She worked as a student intern for a foster home in Bentonville developing social skills games for children placed in care. Amanda also worked at a day-program for individuals with varying developmental disabilities, on activity development and social skills. She did state-wide case management for a community-based provider supporting individuals with disabilities before coming to the University in the fall of 2017. Amanda holds a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Arkansas. As the volunteer services coordinator, Amanda supervises and trains traditional students to act as peer mentor support for students enrolled in the EMPOWER program. Within this role, she supervises over 150 peer mentors who serve as academic, social, and health/wellness support. During this time, Amanda received an additional master’s degree from the University in Human Resources and Workplace Development. With this degree, she utilized the training and development techniques to better support her student mentors. Amanda served as a committee member for the Arkansas Rehabilitation Association from 2019-2021 and is a licensed Rehabilitation Counselor.