Amanda has an extensive 20-year background in writing, producing, directing and editing documentary, dramatic, and advocacy programs. She is a tenured Associate Professor in production at the University of Southern California's acclaimed School of Cinema- Television, where she teaches graduate documentary directing and documentary film development. Amanda recently produced, directed and wrote “Faces of Change” for the Washington, D.C. based Eurasia Foundation, and directed a series of interviews for the Screen Actors' Guild Foundation. Her previous experience includes directing and writing the film “Jackson Pollock Portrait” for the PBS series ‘Strokes of Genius’; producing, directing, writing and editing “Houseman Directs Lear” for PBS and co-producing the 90-minute drama “Orville and Wilbur,” about the Wright Brothers. She is concurrently directing two films – “Art Rescuers of Nukus” on an endangered world class collection of 50,000 artworks secreted away in the desert of Uzbekistan; and “The Legend of Pancho Barnes!” Amanda received her B.A. from Wellesley College.