Bio: Amanda D. González is a PSJA North ECHS graduate of the Class of 2014 and was a participant of the inaugural CSLAP cohort in 2013. She worked as a student journalist at her collegiate newspaper/online publication, Hilltop Views, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English, Rhetoric and Writing with a specialization in Journalism and Digital Media and a minor in Spanish from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
In 2017, she served as a legislative intern for State Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., who represents her hometown of Pharr, Texas. As a passionate multimedia professional and experienced legislative staffer, she has continued working in and around the Texas State Capitol with bipartisan and non-profit organizations, such as the Mexican American Legislative Caucus of the Texas House of Representatives, which is the oldest and largest Latino caucus in the nation. She also worked with Every Texan, formerly known as the Center for Public Policy Priorities, which focuses on using data and analysis to strengthen public policy and expand opportunity for Texans by focusing on equitable access to quality health care, food security, education, and good jobs. Amanda is a participant of the inaugural 2020 cohort of the LBJ Women’s Campaign School at the University of Texas at Austin, which trains women to manage campaigns or run for office regardless of political party affiliation.
Personally, Amanda is passionate about civic engagement, community involvement, and public service as well as blogging, photography, and networking.
Mentoring interests: College admission & scholarship essays; college transition & campus involvement; resume building; voting & political involvement; navigating internships related to media, communications or politics