Amanda Lara

Community Writer

Amanda graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in English Education, but quickly realized her skills were best applied outside of the classroom. She aspires to work as a publicist in the publishing industry, where she hopes to channel her enthusiasm for up-and-coming books into supporting the authors who make them. Amanda has also worked on and off in freelance writing since high school; in 2019, she even had a short story nominated for the Pushcart Prize.