Hometown: Downingtown, PA
Birthday: July 6
Amanda has been writing and photographing for Patch since Sept. 2010 and became the Ardmore Patch editor in April 2012.
She is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL), where she majored in English and sociology, minored in Spanish, worked as associate editor and layout editor of her college newspaper, and didn't see much sunlight. She grew up in Downingtown, PA, and now lives in Ardmore.
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Politics: How would you describe your political beliefs?
I'm a moderate, and am not registered with a certain party.
Religion: How religious would you consider yourself?
I'm a Protestant Christian, and active in my church, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship (West Chester).
Local Hot-Button Issues: What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
Ardmore is passionate about a lot of things. Recently, I've seen concerns over tax hikes, long-awaited capital improvement projects, and keeping Ardmore's business district alive and well.