March 18, 2021
Women’s History Month: Amanda Gurule
Meet Amanda Gurule, the Staff Supervisor of the Metro Division at the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office. She is a graduate of West Mesa high school and the University of New Mexico. Amanda has been with the office for eleven years. She truly enjoys mentoring and leading a group of intelligent and inspiring individuals. While doing her part to make our community a safer place to live in. Most importantly, Amanda is a spouse and mother of two boys who motivate her to be the best version of herself.
Amanda was working two jobs and going to school when she was given the opportunity to intern at the District Attorney’s office. She eventually earned her associates degree in Paralegal studies in 2009 and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2015. She accepted a position as a Legal Secretary within the office in 2010. Since then, she has played many roles in the office including working with our law enforcement partners on the prosecution of DWI cases and acting as an advocate on behalf of domestic violence victims. Amanda has been a staff supervisor for three years.
Amanda is in charge of twenty-two staff members that make up part of the Metro division within our office. The Metro division is responsible for the prosecution of nearly ten thousand DWI and domestic violence cases per year. Here is what she had to say about Women’s History Month.
Why Is Women’s history month important to you?
Women’s history month is important to me because I feel it is crucial to recognize, support, and encourage the women in our lives to continue to change history and accomplish the goals they set for themselves.
What women do you draw inspiration from?
I come from a long line of strong women. I am inspired by a mother who raised me with the values of hard work, dedication, and the importance of community service. I am inspired by my colleagues who juggle their work and home life with grace and intelligence. I strive to be the best supervisor to my team because they pour so much of their lives into this work and trust me, I never want to let them down. Finally, I am inspired by the countless survivors of crime that I have had the pleasure of meeting and speaking to over the years. Their courage is inspirational and has kept me motivated to continue this work.
What does it mean to be a woman in law?
Having a woman in law means that the community is provided with a diverse population for them to rely on and act as role models. It means that I can educate my children and raise them with the importance of being upstanding citizens. In the words of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.”