About Me

amanda_machadoI’m a writer and educator who currently lives in Oakland, California. After graduating from Brown University and teaching 9th grade English as a Teach for America corps member, I spent fifteen months backpacking South America, South Asia, Western Europe and the western United States. Since then, I’ve worked as a travel and education writer while living temporarily in cities like Cape Town, Havana, and Berlin.  I’ve been published in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Vox, Quartz, Business Insider, and others, and I’ve worked as an editor for Matador Network, the world’s largest independent travel magazine. I currently work as an education writer for Innovate Public Schools.

I also help develop writing content and strategy for travel and education organizations around the world. I’ve worked with clients like Transferwise, Newsela, the LEAP Schools, Edcite, The Teaching Well, GO Public Schools, Latinos For Education, and more. I’ve also facilitated international education workshops with organizations like Global Glimpse and Soliya.

I’m interested in the areas of social justice, travel, personal growth and education. I’d be happy to connect with anyone interested in similar work! Check out my writing and services for more information.