Amanda Hyman is the Division Office Manager for the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division of the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL). She is responsible for providing efficient and effective administrative support services for PSCR's scientific staff. Amanda aims to keep her scientists doing science to the max extent possible by removing as much of the administrative burden requested of them as possible.
Amanda is an Air Force veteran who came to NIST from a great start as a DoD civilian in Abilene, Texas. During her active duty time in the Air Force, Amanda reached the level of M-16 marksman and deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom supporting the B-1 Lancer Bomber mission in Southwest Asia. Over her four years, she was awarded four Air Force Achievement Medals. As a DoD civilian, Amanda supported a Civil Engineering Squadron of over 300 engineers and 80 civilians between 2009 and 2013.
Amanda has been with NIST since 2013 where she started as a Group Office Manager in the Materials Management Laboratory with the Applied Chemicals and Materials Division. She has been with PSCR since 2014 shortly after finishing her bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration. Amanda enjoys working and playing in her home state of Colorado. She can be found in her tent in the mountains on summer weekends and playing with her son and husband in the snow during the winter.