Amanda Smith received her under-graduate degree in Political Science from the University of Utah and her Juris doctorate degree from Gonzaga University School of Law. She is licensed by the Utah State Bar. Ms. Smith has worked professionally on conservation issues regarding public lands, preservation of private lands, water resources and community planning. She has been a member of the Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council and is currently is a member of the State Institutional Trust Lands Board.
Ms. Smith has acted as the Legislative Director and Rural Advisor to Governor Huntsman. In this capacity she has worked on a broad array of natural resource, energy, water and economic development issues. Additionally, she has worked closely with the State Legislature on Governor Huntsman's priority issues.