Amanda McFarland (she/her) is a QRM and Microbiology Senior Consultant with ValSource, Inc. and in this role assists companies with the design and implementation of CGMPs, Microbiology, and Quality Risk Management programs. She specializes in the creation and implementation of risk management programs, developing custom risk-based strategies and risk facilitation. Ms. McFarland currently serves as the PDA QRM interest group co-lead, the PDA SE chapter Secretary and is a faculty member of the QRM Certificate Training Series at PDA training institute. She has a B.S. in entomology and an M.S. in mycology, both from the University of Florida.