Amanda Rumore serves as coordinator for the Equine Studies Minor and is also lifelong equestrienne. Growing up on a horse farm in New Jersey, Dr. Rumore rode competitively in the hunter/jumpers throughout her childhood, including all the major 3'6" equitation finals. As a student at Virginia Tech, she continued to ride and was a member of the Virginia Tech equestrian team. In addition, Dr. Rumore worked as a large animal veterinary technician before attending graduate school. She looks forward to advising students interested in all careers related to the equine industry.