Public Insight Journalist
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Amanda coordinates OPB's Public Insight Network, a community of sources who share personal experiences with the newsroom. She also produces radio and web stories, data visualizations, and facilitates community engagement opportunities for the newsroom. Before coming to OPB she was a teaching fellow at the University of Oregon, where she was also the managing editor of Ecotone. Amanda hails from Idaho, where she worked as a freelance journalist for outlets like High Country News and The Boise Weekly, as a wilderness ranger, and as an outreach specialist for a statewide nonprofit.
Amanda has masters degrees in literary nonfiction journalism and environmental studies from the UO. She’s a fellow with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and has reported in Mexico as a Savage International Peace Fellow. She enjoys cycling, playing cello, and baking sweets.
Students and family members of the Class of 2025 participated in a Think Out Loud live-audience program about academic and life challenges that members of the group face as they continue through school.
Think Out loud relied on PIN sources for the background on this important story on the day when a federal judge struck down Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional and that the ruling was effective immediately.
OPB reporters are following the Class of 2025 as they continue their educational journey subject to new standards, which emphasize “big ideas,” including analysis, critical thinking and problem solving.