Amanda Heckenkamp

  • Communications Manager

Amanda is a skilled digital communicator and content creator working to amplify the Forum’s message and role in advancing youth-serving systems. Outside of work, Amanda spends time traveling and pursuing her interests in photography and ceramics.

Amanda graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work and French. She also has a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Toronto and spent the 2016-2017 school year teaching English to secondary schoolers in the North of France. Prior to that, she had a number of experiences working with young people in various out-of-school-time settings.

Amanda first became familiar with the Forum’s Weikart Center when she was a teen consultant with Ann Arbor’s Neutral Zone for the Youth Driven Spaces Initiative in 2011. Fun fact: You can spot her name in the introduction of the Teen Advisory Council guidebook which she contributed to as a youth.