At EcoAgriculture Partners Amanda supports the communication team by assisting with communication strategies, visibility and outreach.
Amanda holds an MSc in Medical Anthropology from Universiteit van Amsterdam and a BA (Cum Laude) in Social Sciences from Amsterdam University College. Currently, Amanda is pursuing an MA in Communication for Development at Malmö University.
Amanda discovered the wonders of sustainable farming in 2010 and ever since she has been sprouting, growing, planting and harvesting in a whole range of soils. Amanda founded and co-ran the community garden Op de Valreep Tuin and AUC Garden both in Amsterdam, the community farm Toca do Coelho in southern Portugal and more recently the sustainability project Castellar Pueblo in the Spanish Pyrenees.
Amanda believes communication to be key for social change and has been working with Green Exchange, GAIA and Break Free From Plastic on diverse parts of their communication, outreach, branding and new media strategies.
Amanda lives with reduced vision and sees the environmental crisis as a moment to empower and include vulnerable communities to engage and participate in sustainability debates and actions. For her, diverse and creative communication tools can support and strengthen this.
Amanda has a rich cultural background, she has lived in nine countries and is fluent in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Catalan and Swedish.