Amanda G.

Buffalo, NY


Amateur Globetrotter, Lover of Literature

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Canisius College
Journalism Dual


Canisius College (Journalism Dual)

About Amanda

Hey, I'm Amanda.

I graduated from Canisius College in 2014 with a dual major in Journalism and Environmental Studies, and a minor in Anthrozoology.

The summer after I graduated, I took an internship at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana. While I was there, I worked in the capacity of an interpretive naturalist. I often found myself talking to over 400 people per day of all different ages, teaching them different concepts about ecology, conservation, and animal behavior. I developed my own program on play behavior, and often gave other programs as well, normally focusing on different animals.

When I returned home, I worked as a swim teacher and youth sports coach at my local YMCA. After that, I took an internship in Maine. You see, I'm also a wildlife rehabilitator, which means I help nurse injured wild animals back to health and release them back to their natural habitats. This is exactly what I pursued in Maine. I worked at a wildlife center there for ten weeks.

My entire life consists of experiencing new things, and drawing meaning from those experiences. I hope that I can share them with you!

English has been my strongest subject in school for as long as I can remember. From a young age, I was captivated by adventure stories. I would lose myself in books about exploration; I loved My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George, and it encouraged me to travel and work in wildlife. As I grew, I developed a love of books that made me ask questions. To Kill a Mockingbird is still one of my favorite novels. Some of my favorite authors include Ray Bradbury, Aldous Huxley, Dr. Jane Goodall, and of course, J.K. Rowling.

Writing came as naturally to me as breathing. One of my majors in undergrad was journalism, and I hope to eventually acquire a MS in Environmental Writing/Communication. I scored a 700/800 on my SAT reading and writing scores respectively, and in the 80th percentile of my GRE. I was the editor-in-chief of my high school newspaper, and the environmental columnist for my college one. I was the 2013 recipient of the Buffalo News Journalism Scholarship. While my writing has taken somewhat of a backseat to my work in conservation biology, it is no less important to me. I have worked on small projects here and there outside of my college career, and have begun to write two very different books. Hopefully, one day, I'll see myself published.

I have been speaking Polish my entire life. My mother was born in Warsaw, Poland, and immigrated to the United States in 1985. In fact, my Babcia still lives in Warsaw! I talk to her over the phone all the time.

I participated in a rigorous theatre curriculum throughout my high school career. I had an amazing teacher, and learned a lot. I studied all kinds of styles ranging from Greek and Shakespearean to contemporary and Broadway. I have had a variety of different roles; I've played Rebecca Nurse in the Crucible, La Grange in a student-directed version of the Pretentious Young Ladies, an abbreviated Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream for a theatre education program at the local Y, and Helga ten Dorp from Death Trap at Canisius. As I grew, I took on the role of being "sound master", a supervisory role for audio tech, mostly in musical theatre. Theatre is one of my great loves, and I hope I can share it with you!
Hey, I'm Amanda.

I graduated from Canisius College in 2014 with a dual major in Journalism and Environmental Studies, and a minor in Anthrozoology.

The summer after I graduated, I took an internship at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone,
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Travels within 10 miles of Buffalo, NY 14217
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English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
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I completed a very rigorous theatre program in high school. My theatre classes included elements in design, acting, directing, and dramaturgy. I acted at both the high school and college level, and did substantial technical work in the capacity of the head audio technician at both of these educational levels. I studied Shakespearean, Greek, and Contemporary theatre.


I am a NYS Wildlife Rehabilitator, and in that capacity, have been working in captive animal care and husbandry since 2012. In the summer of 2014, I worked as a naturalist at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana, where I worked with grizzly bears and wolves, and taught trophic cascade and ecosystem dynamic concepts to visitors. I have acquired over 800 hours working with wild animals, and graduated my university with a minor in Anthrozoology, a branch off of my school's animal behavior program.

Canisius College
Journalism Dual


Canisius College (Journalism Dual)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amanda will travel within 10 miles of Buffalo, NY 14217.