Amanda Vining

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Location
Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida
School
New York University
Duke University
The University Of Texas At Austin
Expertise
Positive Psychology For Optimizing Wellness, Achieving Personal Fulfillment, Healthy Communication In Relationships
  • Amanda self-designed her university degree and thesis research to examine the relationship between the international treaty on children's rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and the United States, the only member state of the United Nations that has yet to ratify the treaty. Her research and advocacy for universal ratification of the CRC received a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to promote global cooperation and protection of children's rights.
  • After experiencing a spinal injury as a result of a competitive diving career, Amanda has become an advocate for living life to the fullest while living with chronic pain.
  • She grew up in the same community as Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages. Though she learned about the love languages directly from the author, she didn't realize they were a global phenomenon until she moved away for college.

Experience

Amanda has dedicated her career to writing that creates positive impacts and informs readers about the best ways to easily incorporate evidence-based wellness habits into their daily routines. Having started her career in the Correspondence and Press Office within the Office of the First Lady at The White House, Amanda realized that the written word can be used to advocate for the better good of society and that written pieces can make lasting impressions on the recipient. With both of her parents and several siblings working in medicine as doctors, pharmacists, veterinarians, and healthcare administrators, she has always been intimately exposed to wellness through a science-based health lens that takes into consideration the holistic lives of individuals instead of limiting them to a medical chart. Amanda spent several years working in the health and wellness non-profit sector, notably with children diagnosed with cancers and blood disorders. During that time, she expanded her academic studies in child development to include methods for developing and maintaining wellness while experiencing a chronic illness, and for caregivers whose mental health is often overlooked. Living with a sports-related spinal injury and associated chronic pain, Amanda has focused her journalism career on writing pieces about health and wellness habits that she personally incorporates into her own life and can confidently report with firsthand knowledge.

Education

Amanda has a bachelor's degree in Human Rights of the Child, which she designed around the international treaty Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), from The University of Texas at Austin. Her graduate studies have been conducted at Duke University and New York University, in Non-Profit Management and Journalism, respectively.

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