Amanda Pain helps organizations bridge message and mission. She is a strong storyteller, versed in several communication mediums, and works with organizations solving some of the world’s toughest problems such as; health equity, global development, developing and testing new drugs and vaccines, and climate change.
Amanda has a dual masters in social work and public health and a bachelors in Journalism. Curiosity about the world is something that has always driven Amanda. She values education, new experiences and challenges that allow her to think analytically. Amanda was a Peace Corps volunteer in Uzbekistan after completing her undergraduate degree in journalism. Her experiences abroad strengthened her empathy and passion to help others, and she utilizes her storytelling ability as a tool for social change.
Since starting her business Amanda has written blogs, newsletters, reports, white papers, article for peer-reviewed journals as well as B2B and B2C marketing materials (see Portfolio page). Amanda has over 15 years of experience working for non-profits and academia. Her last full-time position was as a project manager working on the Global Burden of Disease research study at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). This immense global health study, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, endeavors to measure disability and death from a multitude of diseases worldwide. As a project manager Amanda furthered the mission of IHME by coordinating data collection and analysis, and is co-author on several academic papers for publication in the both The Lancet and JAMA Oncology.
Amanda’s journalism education honed her skills in writing, developmental editing and interviewing. She is comfortable discussing and writing about a variety of topics, and is skilled at promoting mission driven work to any audience.
Amanda cares deeply about people and has worked in a variety of ways to help others, regardless of how challenging the issue. She has worked as a clinical case worker with the mentally ill homeless population. She has done policy and advocacy work on women’s health issues, and rights for domestic violence victims as well as assisted with social marketing platforms to aid in public health campaigns. Amanda has also worked as a field research assistant on an HIV/AIDS study in Malawi, and conducted her own market research for her public health master’s thesis, on using text messaging as a platform to communicate with people during an influenza pandemic.
Amanda works enthusiastically with people, sets ambitious goals for herself and is inherently a planner. Her educational and professional pursuits have all been instilled with her values of intellectual challenge, openness to change and optimism for making the world a better place.