Amanda Machado is a writer and educator who currently lives in Oakland, California. After teaching 9th grade English as a Teach for America corps member, she spent fifteen months backpacking South America, South Asia, Western Europe and the Western United States. Since then, she built a career as a travel and education writer while living temporarily in cities like Cape Town, Havana, and Berlin.
Amanda has been published in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Vox, Quartz, Business Insider, and others, and has worked as a social justice editor for Matador Network, the world’s largest independent travel magazine. She has also developed writing content/strategy, and facilitated workshops for travel and education organizations around the world.
She has a degree in Nonfiction Writing from Brown University and currently works as an education writer for Innovate Public Schools.
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