Location: Minneapolis, MN
With a B.A. in urban studies from Macalester College and an M.A. in media studies from The New School, Amanda began her career in journalism as a writer and editor. Her web development career was born when she joined the Science Museum of Minnesota, theming Drupal 4.6 websites for the Learning Technologies Center.
As a Senior Frontend Engineer at Four Kitchens, Amanda is responsible for translating visual designs and applying them to Drupal sites. She’s passionate about custom component-based design, the movement toward universal design, and ensuring accessibility is baked into websites from the beginning. She’s constantly mindful of the motivation behind web design and loves building flexible sites for organizations that do good in the world, particularly nonprofits and universities.
Amanda loves games, activism, biking around Minneapolis, and reading, especially international fiction. For many years, she lent her graphic design and web development talents to a volunteer-run, radical bookstore in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. She also loves to fix things, and can often be found tending to her “inbox” where her partner and two kids deposit things in need of repair.
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