Amanda is a writer at heart. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, she decided against a full-time career in her degree of magazine journalism, but still bleeds orange. She spends her days working a 9 to 5 that has her developing her writing and marketing skills, while learning a new industry. Amanda writes regularly in her own personal blog, Simple Girl, Simple Pleasures. She says thank you too much, but only because she’s been blessed with some hardships that taught her that life is short, so do what you love and be happy. When she’s not working or blogging, Amanda spends her time training for road races. She’s currently working towards her lifelong goal of running the New York City Marathon. She lives in Connecticut with her boyfriend where they enjoy cooking and spending quality time with family and friends.