The daughter of Karen and Richard Burke, Amanda has a younger sister, Allison. Amanda started diving in 1993 and her favorite dive is 5152B. Her favorite diver is Thomas Finchum. Amanda trained at the USA Diving National Training Center for a year after finishing her collegiate career at Rider University and now trains with her college coach, Dennis Ceppa, at the Mason Dive Academy in Virginia. She was the 2010 ECAC champion on 3-meter and was a three-time Rider Female Athlete of the Year. Amanda enjoys music.