Amanda Ventura Zink

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Public Affairs Manager

Amanda Ventura Zink is a public affairs manager at Waymo, an autonomous driving technology company, at which she manages community outreach and education efforts in the Southwest. Before joining Waymo, she was an editor, reporter, and, most recently, the director of public relations at an agency in Scottsdale, Ariz., where, beginning in 2016, she worked with Waymo to share its progress toward bringing the world’s first fully autonomous ride-hailing service to Arizona. Amanda continues to share Waymo's story, now as a “Waymonaut,” through the company-led public education campaign, Let's Talk Autonomous Driving. The Let’s Talk initiative is a coalition of local, state-based and national organizations that drive the conversation forward about mobility, accessibility, safety, sustainability, STEM education and autonomous vehicles. Amanda is on the Arizona Animal Welfare League’s board of directors and a volunteer baker with For Goodness Cakes, which provides homemade birthday and celebratory treats to at-risk and foster youth nationwide. A proud Sun Devil, she lives in South Phoenix with her two AAWL alums, Lt. Barclay and Dabo, and enjoys hiking and birding.
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