About Amanda Baker
Amanda has 15 years of extensive experience in project management, providing business development training and facilitating and leading workshops. She has filled the roles of Project Administrator and Junior Project Manager on DWR projects at AECOM Environmental Consulting, Executive Assistant in multiple agencies, Assistant Program Manager for a 2-year Practicum on Awareness and Compassion, and Communications Coordinator and Administrator for small non-profits.
Amanda also served a 2-year tour as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala, where she provided business development training, gender equity and equality workshops, and HIV/AIDS education workshops to influence behavior changes. She also trained rural women to own and operate their own income-generating activities to encourage and increase independence. Through this project, the women involved learned financial management, inventory management, customer service and how to provide eye exams.
Since joining Edelman, Amanda has utilized her multi-cultural expertise by connecting with key informants for the Sacramento County “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project. She now facilitates internal Diversity & Inclusion trainings, bringing conversation to a culture of inclusion. She also works with senior staff preparing New Business materials and provides final copy-editing, grammar checks, and formatting of client deliverables.
Amanda received her B.A. in Political Science, International Relations from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has completed continuing education courses at City University of New York and Los Rios Community Colleges.
In her spare time, Amanda volunteers with community organizations in support of women business owners and aspirational women just starting their careers, as well as Compassion-based groups working to build a bridge of compassionate communication between community-based organizations, their constituents, and city government officials to affect positive change.