Amanda Iburg in detail

Age: 27.

Job title/occupation/place of employment: Marketing specialist at Verena Street Coffee Co. and bridal consultant at Zazou’s Bridal Boutique.

Volunteer activities: Camp Albrecht Acres board member, event chair for Dubuque YP Days of Caring, Area Residential Care, Mental Health America and American Advertising Federation.

Education: Bachelor of Science in digital art and design from the University of Dubuque.

Family: Boyfriend, Travis; mother, Paula; father, Jeff.

Person most inspirational to me and why: There are so many inspirational women in our community — Jodi Stricker at Zazou’s Bridal, Jill Paisley at Luckythirteen Design, Whitney Sanger with Project Rooted and so many more. Much like them, I aspire to be a hard-working woman who makes an impact in our community, while working for a small business.

Favorite thing to do outside of work: Anything outdoors with family/friends: Traveling, kayaking, hiking and four-wheeling.

One word to describe me: Passionate.

What’s one thing that most people would be surprised to know about you: I’ve traveled to 19 states and 10 countries.

Greatest fear: Regret. I never want to look back on life and wish I would’ve done something. I try to live my life to its fullest.

What’s the one thing you are most passionate about in your life: I want to make a difference; whether it be at work, in my relationships or in the community.