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.

For a complete CV, visit her LinkedIn profile.



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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