Amanda Martinek

Graduate Teaching Assistant



Amanda Martinek is a first year M.S. student in Public Communication and Technology at Colorado State University. Born and raised in Southern California, she received a BA in Communications and Creative Writing from UC San Diego in 2012.

She has spent the past six years working for the digital marketing start-up agency 85SIXTY as a social media strategist and the Director of Social Media.

With a passion for live music and writing, she was the Editor in Chief and a staff writer for San Diego based music publication ListenSD from 2013 – 2017. She is an avid hiker, traveler, writer, reader and coffee drinker.

Her research interests include environmental communication with a focus on private company’s branding of climate change, public land and sustainability conversations online.

In the future, she is considering staying in academia, working for a governmental agency or diving back into the private sector.