- Ithaca, NY
Hi! I'm Amanda Hutchinson, Ithaca College journalism major and aspiring science writer.
Amanda Hutchinson's Bio:
Hello! My name is Amanda Hutchinson, and I am a junior journalism major at Ithaca College with minors in biology and Spanish, and a Deaf studies minor in the works. I am a regular writer for our campus magazine, Buzzsaw, and I contribute to our school paper, The Ithacan, with feature articles. I enjoy reading, writing, and talking about science, which I got to do with my position at the Sciencenter in Ithaca, and I hope to utilize my dual expertise in journalism and biology to become a science journalist à la Science Friday or Discovery Magazine. I have also worked in IT for the school as well as a defense contractor back home in Connecticut for the past two years. In my spare time, I play percussion for the Ithaca College Gamer Symphony Orchestra, and I enjoy cooking.
Amanda Hutchinson's Experience:
Bluecoat at SciencenterSeptember 2011 - May 2013
I facilitated interactions between visitors and the exhibits, including our tide pool animal touch tank.
Floater at Coastal Connecticut DentistryJune 2010 - August 2010
I assisted hygienists and front desk with cleaning, stocking, charting, filing, and lab work. I also watered plants and hydroseeding and did the occasional weeding. I worked here for winter break of 2009 and all school breaks of 2010.
Student Technician at Ithaca College Information Technology ServicesAugust 2013
I troubleshoot and fix hardware and software issues on professors' computers.
Library Assistant at Durland Alternatives LibrarySeptember 2013
I select and pack books for our Prisoner Express book program, assist patrons in checking in and out books, and maintain the stacks.
Student Worker - Mail Services at Ithaca CollegeJanuary 2013
I sort mail in the mailrooms around campus and provide customer service at the package pick-up window.
Technical Intern at CSCJuly 2012
I deployed and removed computers and participated in facility moves.
Cashier/runner at Connecticut TigersJune 2010
I ran the cash register, prepared and served food, cleaned, and stocked the concession stand.
Amanda Hutchinson's Education:
Ithaca College2011 – 2015Bachelor of arts in journalismConcentration: Minors in biology, Spanish, and soon to be Deaf studiesActivities: Buzzsaw, The Ithacan, Ithaca College Gamer Symphony Orchestra, Campus Band
Amanda Hutchinson's Interests & Activities:
Journalism, biology, languages, cooking, music