Amanda has always been interested in people, communication, and belonging – interests that suit her well in her role as Program Manager for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She works most closely with our Webinars as well as larger projects like our mentoring program and Pitchfest. Outside of Camber, she’s written and maintained a blog focused on diversity in long-distance hiking, run outdoor education workshops for a major non-profit while living out of a vehicle, been published on an outdoors website while thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, and run the environmental education program for a Colorado youth corps. She holds a BA from Vassar College in English and Anthropology, and an MSc from the University of Oxford in Migration Studies.
Amanda has lived, studied, and worked in four different countries and seven different US states. She learned about long-distance backpacking trails on moving to Boulder, Colorado, and has centered her life around the outdoors ever since. While she’s thru-hiked approximately 3300 miles over the course of the Colorado Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and half of the Grand Enchantment Trail – and slept outside for nearly a year over the course of her outdoors pursuits – it’s more important to her to give back. She’s raised thousands of dollars for outdoors charities over the course of her hikes, volunteered for long-distance backpacking events, spoken on a panel at Outdoor Retailer, and now serves as a Board Member at Large for the American Long Distance Hiking Association – West.