Amanda first became interested in journalism in high school when she worked as the editor of her school’s newspaper, “Rio Ripples.” She studied print journalism at Pacific Union College before transferring to San Francisco State University in the fall of 2009 to pursue broadcasting. Amanda has interned at LAPD’s Media Relations Section, KTVU Channel 2, and Fox News Channel’s Los Angeles bureau. She has interviewed a variety of people, from the former LAPD Chief of police to the contestants of “So You Think You Can Dance.” She has completed reporter training workshops with the APTRA Academy, and annually attends workshops held at the AAJA’s national conventions. She is currently the national co-director for Students in Broadcast Journalism, as part of the AAJA.
Amanda plans to graduate from the BECA department in the spring of 2012. She hopes to work as an international correspondent for CNN or BBC, but is also interested in doing documentary work for non-profit organizations abroad.