As a Los Angeles-area instructor in Language Arts, Amanda inspires her students to read closely and think critically. Amanda is passionate about great writing--from young adult literature to lyric essays to fantasy and everything in between. Her writing has appeared in Vela Magazine, Medium, Mash Stories, the Portland Phoenix, and Two Serious Ladies.

Work Experience

Contributing Writer, Vela Magazine
Editor, Vela Magazine
Managing Editor, Stonecoast Review: A Literary Journal
Lifestyle Columnist, Portland Phoenix


University of Southern Maine, MFA in Creative Nonfiction, 2013 – 2015
University of Southern Maine, BA in Media Studies, 2008 - 2012