Amanda Salazar

Amanda is an Actor-Facilitator, Lead-Facilitator and program designer/developer, who has been working with Steps since 2013.
She comes from an acting, education and social justice background, and has worked on a number of programs with Steps, covering a wide variety of subjects and including Diversity and Inclusion, Inclusive Leadership, and Unconscious Bias. Current and former clients include White & Case and Penguin Random House.
Amanda received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and has trained and performed across the country. Drama based DEI work is a personal passion for Amanda, marrying her love of coaching and acting with her deep desire to help shift the needle towards a more inclusive and equitable society. 


About Amanda Salazar

Best Holiday Recommendation?

JUST DO IT. I am blessed and bold enough to be a spontaneous traveller. Hunt for the deal. Buy the plane ticket…everything else will fall into place.

Favorite Book?

Parable of the Sower. Or anything Octavia Butler. Or anything dystopian/post-apocalyptic, really.

Who do you admire?

I am driven and inspired by the women whose shoulders I stand on and the women who are currently inspiring me through their bold action and commitment to change. To name just a few…Dolores Huerta, Sylvia Rivera, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ava Duvernay, and Greta Thunberg.