Name: Amanda Wheelock
Current City/State: Golden, CO
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Education: Geography at Dartmouth College
Trail Represented: Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
Federal Agency/Nonprofit Employer: Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Internship Title: Marketing and Communications Specialist
Scope of Internship: Broaden the community of CDT supporters via print, web, and social media, and create communications tools for CDTC to standardize its organizational voice and messaging.
Favorite moment/Biggest achievement of internship: Seeing my writing published to raise awareness of the CDT.
Future career aspirations: I plan to pursue a master’s degree in public lands management and policy; who knows where life will take me from there!
How has the internship prepared you for the future: It has provided me with an amazing portfolio of writing and design work, as well as fluency in conservation issues in the Rocky Mountain West.