Amanda Martinek is an M.S. student in Public Communication and Technology at Colorado State University. 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 start-up agency 85SIXTY as a social media strategist and 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, writer, reader and coffee drinker.

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

In the future, she is considering working in the outdoor industry, staying in academia, or working for a non profit.

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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)


  • Reviews, Interviews, Features
  • Short Stories
  • Ad Copy, Copy editing
  • Social Media, Blog, Newsletter Content