Amanda Ryan

From Omaha World Herald, Jan. 31, 2016

Amanda Ryan, 25, is a registered Democrat and self-described “policy dork” who’s working on a master’s degree in sociology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She also works as an office assistant at a home health care company.

At UNO, she meets and works with undergraduate students — often OPS graduates — who aren’t always prepared for the rigors of college, she said.

Ryan says she is interested in ensuring equity for all OPS schools and in strengthening public schools as pressure mounts from charter school supporters.

“I want to make sure we’re providing a solid public school education,” she said. “It worked well for me, for my classmates, and it’s working well for a lot of people.”

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