Educator and Research Associate
A native New Yorker, Amanda has always had a deep-seated love for the culture, people and history of New York City, and is delighted to bring her passion for history and storytelling to visitors through Turnstile’s tours and programs. She loves working with street vendors, leading our Food Cart Tours in Manhattan, and she also led the development of our new Food Cart Tour in Jackson Heights, Queens. Amanda has a background in museum education and visitor services, having worked previously for the Museum of Modern Art, the Tenement Museum, HistoryMiami, and most recently as the host of How to Be American, the Tenement Museum’s podcast that explores multiculturalism and American identity through people’s stories. She also previously worked for an eco-tourism company in Miami, where she was able to combine her fondness for the outdoors with educating groups about local history and ecology. Amanda studied History and Humanities at the University of New Hampshire, focusing her thesis on the university’s role in the 1968 presidential election. When not sharing her love of New York City with visitors from around the world, Amanda enjoys photography, traveling, and spending time at home with her family.