Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith

San Diego, CA, USA


Last updated November 15, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

“It is not enough to be compassionate - you must act.” -Dalai Lama XIV

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

My name is Amanda Smith, and I am a 24-year-old MBA graduate student while working full-time at California’s EDD branch. My undergraduate degree focused on media business and I am pursuing a career in the music industry. I am deeply passionate about the relationships in music: artist to audience, manager to client, venue to fans. I want to create relationships, build trust, and generate engagement in the industry. I love to travel, go to concerts, and take my dog on adventures. I have a miniature dachshund named Walter - a wise name for a little pup - and he is my favorite in the world! I am ardent about social justice and can be found spending time educating myself, donating time or money, and working towards an inclusive world.

Interesting Factoid

At 18, I took a five-week road trip on my own through California and Arizona.


Languages

English

Countries Visited

Map View

France
Scotland
Italy
Canada
England

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Employment Program Representative

Jul 2020 - Present
As an employment program representative at California’s EDD branch, I determine eligibility and file claims using state laws, regulations, and policies. I also work with the public to provide assistance and solve individual case issues, which have been exacerbated greatly by COVID-19.

Assistant Store Manager

May 2019 - Jun 2020
As assistant store manager at Gap Inc., I led the store operations and managed the team of associates on the sales floor. I delivered positive KPIs across the board each quarter and trained talent in sales and loyalty, as well as creating streamlined office workflow processes.
+1 more experience

Professional Organizations

"The Alliance for Women in Media is an organization for women, by women. We are committed to supporting women across all media segments, to expand networks, educate and celebrate accomplishments. Through recognition events and professional development, our purpose is to bring talented, dedicated, established and up-and-coming women in media together. Our members benefit from shared ideas and experiences, and receive access to professional training and the acknowledgement they deserve. Our mission: The Alliance for Women in Media connects, recognizes, and inspires women across the media industry."

Professional Interests

Management
Production
Audience Engagement
Business Development
Music Distribution
Marketing
Entertainment Law

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

LGBT Rights
Mental Health
Disability Rights and Accessibility
Feminism
Racial Equality
Black Lives Matter
Climate Change

Non-Profits

+1 more non-profit

Favorites  

Hobbies

Traveling
Baking
Going to Concerts
Singing
Reading
Playing Piano
Water Coloring

Food & Drinks

Chipotle
Plant Power
Sushi
Mexican

Games

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild
Mario Odyssey
Nintendo Switch

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Folk
60’s
Classical
Instrumental
Rock
Alternative
Rap
Pop

Harry Styles
King Princess
Lil Nas X
girl in red
YUNGBLUD
Twenty One Pilots
Panic! at the Disco
McFly
Little Mix
Fleetwood Mac
Hayley Kiyoko
Darren Criss
Ludovico Einaudi
Watsky
Leftover Cuties
Ball Park Music
Kodaline
Camila Cabello
The Beach Boys

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Lord of the Rings
A Beautiful Mind
Marvel
13th
Hidden Figures
Harry Potter
Get Out

Parks and Recreation
The Good Place
Dead to Me
Stargate
The Politician
Black Mirror

Dylan O’Brien
Octavia Spencer
Janelle Monáe
Lupita Nyong’o
Meryl Streep
Blake Lively
Chris Evans
Bette Midler
Florence Pugh
Leonardo DiCaprio
Robert Downey Jr.
Helena Bonham Carter
Emma Watson

Brands

Sony Music
Spotify

Education  

School

Master of Business Administration

Oct 2020 - Present

Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts

Jan 2015 - Jan 2018

Academic Interests

Management
Economics
Business Administration
Music History
Marketing