Amanda Brenner graduated from the American University School of International Service with a B.A. in International Studies in 2016. She studied Asian political economics, and much to the distaste of all of her advisers, 4 years of orchestral music. Amanda currently works in artistic and cultural diplomacy at a Chinese non-profit. She speaks no Mandarin so she exists in a constant state of infant-like confusion. Amanda is passionate about theater, and literary analysis in general, and currently studies at Shakespeare Theatre Company. Other loves include video games, animals, musicals, making people laugh, and Patti LuPone.