Amanda has also worked in the private sector as a Government Affairs Liaison for S&B Infrastructure, Ltd., covering all of South Texas. She now runs her own private law practice based in McAllen, Texas, where she consults with clients on a number of issues ranging from corporate, political and local government issues.
She also serves as an executive committee member of the Texas Lyceum and participates in several local non-profits and mentorship programs in her community. Amanda was born and raised in Pharr, Texas, the daughter of the late Chief Leonel Saldaña and Flor Saldaña. She attended Baylor University, graduating with a degree in Anthropology. She went on to attend Thurgood Marshall School of Law-Texas Southern University and completed her J.D.