Amanda Eklund was born and raised in Fairbanks. After graduating from law school, she completed two judicial clerkships and then went to work briefly at the general counsel’s office fort he University of Alaska. In 2009, she was hired as a hearing officer with the Workers’ Compensation Division in Fairbanks, a position she held for six years. In 2015, she was appointed Chief of Adjudications and relocated to Anchorage. Though she has enjoyed and greatly appreciated her time with the Division, on December 1, 2017 she will take the terrifying leap into solo private practice representing injured workers. She is grateful to be among such a capable and professional community within the Division and the Anchorage bar and looks forward to workingw ith all of you from the other side of the hearing table. When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, exploring Anchorage with her four children, and extolling the virtues of the paradise that is Fairbanks, Alaska.