Amanda Wyma-Bradley

Project Administrator for the National TeleNursing Center

Auburndale, Massachusetts

Class of 2014, Political Science and Communication majors


Wyma-Bradley is the project administrator for National TeleNursing Center, a Department of Justice pilot project researching the use of telemedicine technology to increase access to forensic-examination services for sexual assault survivors in undeserved populations (the military, tribal nations, and rural communities). Since graduation, she has been working almost exclusively on women’s rights issues at a few different levels. In her spare time, Wyma-Bradley enjoys exploring New England, her new home.

How does your time at SPU connect to what you’re doing today?

The classes I took at SPU, especially those in the women’s studies minor, really inspired me to focus my career on advocating for social-justice issues, particularly those issues that disproportionately impact women and girls. The project I have the opportunity of working on is tasked with closing disparities in the kinds of care provided for survivors of sexual assault in underserved populations. SPU’s emphasis on pursuing careers focused on making positive changes in our communities certainly played a major role in my decision to enter this line of work.

Which SPU faculty or staff member made a difference in your education?

Dr. Jennifer McKinney was my women’s studies minor advisor, and the woman who introduced me to the powerful concept of feminism. Her dissection of the systemic discrimination that women face inspired me to get involved, at least at some level, in changing those systems.

What advice would you give to current SPU students?

SPU is a very special community — continue to invest in the close friendships you make during your time there even when time and distance makes it more challenging after graduation.