Amanda Etchison is a writer, former journalist, and multimedia storyteller living in Columbus, Ohio. She currently serves as a communications strategist at the Ohio Arts Council, where she manages social media and written communications for Ohio's state arts agency.
Amanda has experience writing and editing for a variety of national and local media outlets, such as the USA TODAY NETWORK, the Arizona Republic, BroadwayWorld.com, and Columbus' City Scene Media Group. While attending the Ohio State University, Amanda served as editor in chief of The Lantern, the university's student newspaper.
As an events assistant for VIP and sponsor relations at the City of Dublin Events Administration in her hometown of Dublin, Ohio, Amanda worked closely with VIPs, sponsors, and the media to promote city events including the annual Dublin Irish Festival, one of the largest Irish culture festivals in the world.
In May 2017, Amanda graduated summa cum laude from Ohio State, where she studied journalism and Chinese within the university's honors program. Following graduation, she has assisted in several on-campus volunteer opportunities each year and volunteered as a mentor in the university's College of Arts and Sciences Match 100 Mentor Program that matches alumni with current students for yearlong collaboration and mentorship.