Written By:

Amanda Smith

Current Rock of Residence:

St. Thomas, USVI

Island Girl Since:


Originally Hails From:

New Jersey

After a debate between island life and graduate school, Amanda brought her New Jersey attitude to St. Thomas. She quit a really cool job as an art teacher, sold her car, and packed two suitcases to become a professional bartender. Two years later, she is back in the classroom molding the minds of some pretty awesome fifth graders. She documents her adventures of beach hopping, boating, and partaking in odd activities around the Virgin Islands on Instagram. Ok, that’s a lie – her Instagram is mostly photos of her cat, Sebastian. Amanda manages to lead a relatively “normal” life on a rock. Well, as normal as her rusty ’92 Jeep Wrangler allows, anyway.


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