Amanda Mangan came to the practice of law via biomedical engineering and work for Habitat for Humanity.

A good day for me is knowing I came to the correct conclusion and did so as efficiently as possible for my clients.

The Duluth native earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering in 2011 from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She then went to work on Minnesota’s Iron Range for Habitat for Humanity, the international nonprofit focused on housing and poverty issues.

In 2016, she earned her law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul and became licensed to practice law in Minnesota.

Mangan’s unique career path makes perfect sense to her.

“The law is a problem-solving field,” she says. “In engineering, I learned how to solve problems with technology and numbers. At Habitat, I did a lot of work with people. The law combines those two parts of my background as I work now to solve problems for my clients.”

She adds: “A good day for me is knowing I came to the correct conclusion and did so as efficiently as possible for my clients. That’s what my clients like to hear—that I was effective and efficient, and that they got the best options from me as their attorney.”