Amanda Machado is a writer, educator, and facilitator who is passionate about exploring the intersection between storytelling, social justice and the outdoors. She realized her love for natural spaces when she embarked on a fifteen-month trip around the world that took her hiking in the Andes and the Himalayas, skiing in the Alps, and hitchhiking across Patagonia. Since then, she’s committed to making outdoor culture more accessible to others and writing stories that increase the representation of communities of color in nature.
She 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 organizations around the world.
Amanda has a degree in Nonfiction Writing from Brown University and currently lives in Oakland, California.