Amanda Nelson is a storyteller, strategist, and communications expert. Amanda received her master’s in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego, unlocking a passion for advocacy and policy. Amanda is using her strengths to curative the narrative around housing in San Diego through her position as Communications Manager for San Diego Housing Federation. Since graduating in spring 2019, Amanda has co-founded a grassroots organization, Uptown Housing Advocates, that provides education around the growing housing crisis in San Diego.
Prior to her role at the Housing Federation, Amanda oversaw the storytelling and digital branding for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and LEAD San Diego. She was nominated for 2016 Women Who Mean Business Awards. Amanda founded and operated Jupiter Production House in 2014 to offer full-service video production and social media support to nonprofits & purpose-driven companies.
She has over 10 years’ experience in communications with nonprofits across San Diego such as TEDx America’s Finest City, SDX - San Diego Ad Club, Sundance Film Festival and the American Film Institute Film Festival.
When not drafting press releases or social media content, Amanda can be found at Disneyland, watching the Green Bay Packers, or feasting at one of San Diego’s many local restaurants.