I’m a marine biologist and scientific diver by training, but I embrace the utility of science communication, marketing, and media as vehicles of change to raise awareness and motivate action on environmental issues. I use the skills I’ve learned through my experiences to promote good stewardship of the marine environment and the natural world at large. This portfolio demonstrates the breadth of my work; please have a look.

Amanda Kelley is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. Before graduate school she worked as a shellfish biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a research diver for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a wildlife conservation intern at the Bald Head Island Conservancy, and a sustainable development intern for the University of California Berkeley’s Global Policy Lab. She is currently the Development Coordinator for the Environmental Markets Lab (emLab) based at the University of California Santa Barbara. These experiences have provided her with a strong foundation in science that allows her to communicate complex ecological concepts to key stakeholders including managers and policymakers. In her free time you can find her surfing, swimming, playing rugby with the Santa Barbara Mermaids, or performing with her funk band.

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