Amanda Stanton grew up in Franconia, Virginia. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Virginia (UVA) where she studied both Neuroscience and Government. She completed a distinguished majors thesis in Neuroscience and graduated with High Distinction. She was a volunteer EMT at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad and children’s soccer coach throughout her time in Charlottesville. After graduating, she went straight to medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She was president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Student Chapter and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society during her time in Richmond. Between her first and second year of medical school, she spent a summer completing a research fellowship at Vanderbilt with the Surgical Outcome Centers for Kids (SOCKs) program. She began her neurosurgical training in 2021 and is scheduled to complete the program in 2028. Her neurosurgical interests include pediatrics, tumor, and trauma. Outside the hospital, she enjoys working out, playing pick-up soccer, cooking, and traveling.