Amanda Perkins is a Sr SQA for Rocket Homes. She has been in the quality field for 8 years and uses her vast array of job skills to help improve not only the quality of software but the quality of interactions between team members. With a background in customer service, retail sales, music and leadership, she uses these skills to help her to think outside of the box when it comes to quality. With a passion for software quality and strengthening soft skills for members in IT, she is a speaker and has given conference talks on building more inclusive teams, tips and tricks on how to give better demos, and is working toward giving other talks on automation frameworks and the human side of software testing. Amanda lives near Kansas City, MO with her husband, 2 kids, cat and dog.