Amanda Briney is a geographer who serves as a contributing writer for Geography at About.com. She is a recent graduate of the geography program at California State University, Sacramento and is currently working on her master's degree in environmental geography at California State University, East Bay. Amanda previously served as the first Geography Intern for Geography at About.com.
Prior to attending CSU Sacramento, Amanda attended Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California where she took courses from across the disciplines for her general education requirements. Among these however was an introduction to physical geography course with a lab and she immediately fell in love with the subject. Once she transferred to CSUS she began with an English program as she liked to write but she kept taking geography courses as well.
After deciding she wanted to be a professional writer in the geography field, Amanda declared herself as a double major in both geography and English. Her favorite subjects within the geography discipline are biogeography, environmental, regional, urban and climate/meteorology. She has been writing about all aspects of geography for Geography at About.com since 2007.
From Amanda Briney:
"Ever since I took my first geography class I knew I wanted to continue studying and writing about the many topics of the discipline. I feel that it's very valuable information for everyone to know as awareness of the world around you is a wonderful thing. I look forward to sharing my own knowledge with you through my articles here on Geography at About.com."
Amanda can be reached via email at amanda.briney at gmail.com. Before you write with any questions, be sure to read the very short Contact Me page.