About Me

amanda-womac-writerI am a Southern Appalachian native who loves to write. As a young girl, I would spend hours writing in a Magnolia tree in our backyard, which eventually led me to pursue an undergraduate degree in creative writing.

Because I wanted to merge my love writing and the environment, I decided to enroll in graduate school and received my Masters of Science Journalism in 2008.

After graduating, I worked part time as a technical writer for the Hearing and Speech Foundation until July of 2009 when I became Executive Director of the organization. For four years, I had the opportunity to hone my skills in nonprofit writing on a variety of platforms – from web articles and newsletters to fundraising letters and grant writing. In October 2012, I resigned as director in order to focus on my writing.

I now work as a freelance science writer and nonprofit consultant. I am actively involved in a variety of organizations. I am president of  the UT Science Forum and serve on the board for the Sequatchie Valley Institute, a nonprofit environmental education center outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. My professional affiliations include the Society of Environmental Journalists and the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists.

In addition to my writing career, I also have an adjunct faculty position at Lincoln Memorial University where I’ve taught public speaking since August 2008. I’ve had many opportunities to speak publicly and can help individuals with public speaking skills.