Amanda Joerndt was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. She was a swimmer, dancer and a member of the Boardman Marching Band Dance line throughout her high school career. She started off her college career by attending Bowling Green State University in 2016 and studied Media Production. While at BGSU, she was an on-air news reporter for BG24 News. While she was there, Joerndt was a videographer, wrote scripts and edited stories. She transferred back home to Youngstown State University in the spring of 2018 to focus more on her schooling. She is currently a news reporter for The Jambar newspaper at YSU and is a sales intern at 21 WFMJ/WBCB in Youngstown, Ohio. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2020 as a telecommunications major and journalism minor.