Amanda Nguyen| | University of Illinois
Amanda Nguyen was the Digital Media Communications Specialist for the RIPE project. She helped to translate the technical aspects of agricultural research into common vernacular, bridging the communication gap between scientists and the general public, and created content for the RIPE website and social media accounts. She earned her bachelor's degree in political science and communication from the University of Illinois. During her tenure, Amanda helped increase RIPE's media presence by publishing blog posts highlighting our researchers' careers and developing the multimedia art project Love Letters for Science, amongst other social media campaigns. Amanda went on to become the Digital Marketing and Web Specialist for the School of Information Sciences at Illinois.