Amanda Martinek is currently an M.S. student in the Journalism and Media Communication Department at Colorado State University. She is also a graduate teaching assistant for Visual Communication and Professional/Technical Writing.

Her research interests include corporate social responsibility and environmental communication. She is currently researching corporate communication and political activism in the sustainability, climate change and public land realms and how this translates to online conversations.

Born and raised in Southern California, she received a B.A. in Communications and Creative Writing from UC San Diego in 2012. She spent the past six years working for the digital marketing agency 85SIXTY as a social media strategist, promoted to the Director of Social Media and later an Account Strategist.

With a passion for live music and writing, she was the Editor in Chief and a staff writer for San Diego based music publication ListenSD from 2013 – 2017. She is an avid hiker, traveler, yogi, snowboarder, writer, reader and coffee drinker.

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Making Strides: The Walkability of NOCO Communities – NOCO Style (March 2019)

Arroyo Seco Weekend – Year Two Was a Success (June 2018)

The First Arroyo Secco Weekend In Pasadena Is Anything But Dry (July 2017)

PBR Music Society Parties with Big Bloom at Ty Segall (January 2017)

Desert Daze 2016 Blew Minds in Joshua Tree, CA (October 2016)

ListenSD Presents: The 2015 Beach Goth Awards (October 2015)

ListenSD Exclusive: Interview with Cole Becker from SWMRS (October 2015) 

Tame Impala at the Observatory North Park (August 2015)


  • Academic Research
  • Reviews, Interviews, Features
  • Short Stories
  • Marketing and Advertising Copy
  • Copy Editing
  • Social Media, Blog, and Newsletter Content