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Kintsugi, a fast-growing Berkeley-based mental health startup, is scaling up across multiple roles and all levels of experience to help shape the future of mental healthcare. 

We are a lean team of hard-working, thoughtful, and curious individuals. The work at Kintsugi is a mixture of highly independent and collaborative, where team members are excited about problem-solving and often take initiative for project ownership. At Kintsugi, members have an opportunity to create solutions and meaningful impact while being a part of a team that is passionate about scaling access to mental healthcare. We are excited to welcome ambitious and talented people into our empathic community.  Today we highlight Amanda Edwards, our People Operations Manager!

Amanda is a Francophile living and working for Kintsugi from France. She has spent the past two years learning a new language and way of life, while also contributing to Kintsugi culture as a People Operations Manager. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, and meditation!                    

About Amanda

University, Class, Major: The New School, Class of 2013, Art History

Job title: People Operations Manager

Fun Fact:  I am a certified yoga and meditation instructor

Why did you choose Kintsugi when on your job search?

I am very passionate about wellness and mental health - I chose Kintsugi to make an impact on mental health care in the United States.

What kinds of projects have you worked on in your time at Kintsugi? 

Wow!  I’ve had such a great time working on events and culture at Kintsugi.  I joined early on when the team was small and it’s been such an honor to contribute to the culture and the way we interact at Kintsugi.

How has working at a mission-aligned, diverse company like Kintsugi shaped your career path? 

It’s completely changed my understanding of what diversity looks like in the workplace. Female-founded and led, and minority-driven has really created a diversity of opinion, experience, and I have enjoyed getting to know my co-workers more in-depth.

What words of advice would you give to new team members at Kintsugi?

That our fast-paced culture shouldn’t be intimidating.  While everyone is busy, everyone on the team is friendly and helpful — so never be too shy to speak up with questions, concerns, or just a quick chat about how your day is going.

What are 3 words you would use to describe the Kintsugi culture? 

Agile, Humble, and Heart-centered

Share a favorite All-Hands/video conference moment.  

Sabrina’s farewell including Kintsugi culture-inspired memes and jokes was by far my favorite moment!  I also enjoy leading the team in our Kintsugi Meditations!

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