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Amanda has taken a circuitous path to her current work as a music critic and digital editor. Flute performance was her first love, but during her D.M.A. studies, her interests in research and writing started to take shape. When an injury left her unable to play for over a year, she threw all of her creative energy into shaping I CARE IF YOU LISTEN into the platform you see today.

As Editor of I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, Amanda’s work is centered on amplifying diverse artistic voices. She believes that strong communities are built by developing genuine relationships one person at a time.

Outside of ICIYL, Amanda is trying to learn how to have hobbies. She likes solving punny crossword clues, cooking and baking from scratch, taking care of a growing collection of houseplants, and remembering how to read for fun after years in academia.

Amanda lives in the Greater Boston area with her partner Kenny, and together they enjoy going for long walks, playing board games, traveling around New England, tending to their bird feeders, and being disappointed by the Cleveland Browns.