As part of Penn Libraries’ Strategic Communications team, Amanda works closely with the Libraries Advancement and Leadership teams to raise visibility of the impact of the Penn Libraries and its centrality to the University of Pennsylvania community. Amanda drafts leadership communications, creative impact stories, and donor stewardship reports, among other written materials, to raise visibility of the Penn Libraries’ strategic priorities and build a positive public image.
Amanda's work at Penn includes two previous roles: as a Staff Writer for Wharton External Relations, where she supported stewardship for Wharton’s donors by writing acknowledgements and reports; and as Associate Editor for Almanac, Penn's publication of record. She has worked as a reporter and editor for local/regional and national publications. She holds a bachelor's degree in communication media and English literature from Lock Haven University and an MBA concentrated in marketing from Capella University. As a lifelong learner, she enjoys taking courses at Penn, most recently completing "MLA Proseminar: The Science Fiction of Octavia E. Butler." She loves talking about books!