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Amanda Silvera


Amanda obtained her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) in 2015

and a M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University in 2018. During her masters program she

continued working with Dr. John Larese (UTK) at the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) in

Knoxville, TN as a visiting graduate student and focused on developing specialized software for large

scale data analysis. After finishing school, she went on to work contracts with Oak Ridge National Lab

and the National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) creating automated test software. Amanda is

currently a senior software engineer at Applied Materials where she works on developing and testing

software for large scale semiconductor production.

Amanda first became involved with the American Chemical Society (ACS) during undergrad when she

joined the Student Affiliates of the ACS UTK chapter. She was active member of East Tennessee Section

of the ACS (ETS-ACS) until moving in 2020 to Phoenix, AZ when she joined CAZACS. Her hobbies include

gaming, crafting, reading, spending time her dog Coco, and most recently learning American Sign

Language (ASL). She is also a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and a

volunteer judge for the AZ Science and Engineer Fair (AzSEF).

Amanda Silvera
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