Amanda Womac is a Southern Appalachian native with a background in creative writing, science journalism, and nonprofit development. Before joining the College of Arts and Sciences, she was the Development Manager for the Bijou Theatre and worked as a freelance science writer for a variety of publications, including UT’s research magazine, Quest.
Professional affiliations include the Society of Professional Journalists, where she serves on the national board of directors as the Region 12 Director and on her local East TN Pro chapter board of directors. She is the president of the UT Science Forum, a weekly lunch lecture series, and a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Amanda has a BA in English from UT Chattanooga and a MS in Science Journalism from the University of Tennessee.