Amanda Lanham, more commonly known as Gizmo to colleagues and students, joined Arcadia in 2015 and is based on the Gold Coast. Gizmo looks after Bond University as well as James Cook University in Townsville and Cairns.

Originally a classroom Music teacher, she decided to explore the world and lived in Europe for a year to travel, and has studied fashion design in Italy and lived on a horse stud farm in Germany. Additionally, she has worked at a kids outdoor adventure camp in Bogota and Taganga in Colombia, South America.

If she’s not paragliding, surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking or biking you’ll find Gizmo on social media for Arcadia, taking photos for the Facebook and Instagram accounts, among many other duties.

I love seeing the developments and changes in students as they learn to live more independently, with a wider view of international relations and their place in the world."

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