Amanda Martinek is an M.S. student in the Journalism and Media Communication Department at Colorado State University (CSU). She is currently a graduate research assistant for research projects involving the National Park Service (NPS) and NOAA. In the past she was a graduate teaching assistant for Visual Communication and Professional/Technical Writing courses at CSU.
Her research interests include environmental, political and strategic communication. She is currently researching motivations and barriers towards environmental action.
Born and raised in Southern California, she received a B.A. in Communications and Creative Writing from UC San Diego in 2012. She spent six years working for the digital marketing agency 85SIXTY as the Director of Social Media. 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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