Amanda Wilson – Academy Pittsburgh Session 2


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Past Experience

After graduating from Warren Wilson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology, Amanda served for one year as the Americorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) at the Millvale Community Library. There, she took on the project of revamping the library’s wesite and taught herself HTML, CSS and some Javascript and PHP. Her work prior to that centered around tutoring, mentoring, and education with 3 years of leadership experience in the community service department of her college.

The Good News

Taking large, complex problems and breaking them down into manageable pieces, working in and facilitating diverse groups of people, and working obsessively to get projects done. On the technical side, Amanda’s strongest skills are in C#, Ruby, Javascript, HTML and CSS.

Plans After #AcademyPGH2

Amanda plans to seek local work as a full-stack developer, with the long-term goal of working remotely so she can travel. She will continue honing her skills in the programming languages she learned at Academy PGH as well as learning new languages.

Perfect Employer

Amanda’s ideal employer values diversity of experience and perspective as well as social justice. They would create an atmosphere of camraderie among their employees and emphasize a healthy work/life balance. They would be dog friendly! Amanda would most like to work for organizations that assess or meet community needs.