Amanda Wilson, MS
Project Manager, Strategic Engagement Coordinator, Active Living Research
A National Program of the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation
University of California, San Diego
Amanda Wilson is a Project Manager and Strategic Engagement Coordinator for Active Living Research (ALR). She oversees multiple projects and contributes to the communication, dissemination and capacity-building efforts of the program. Amanda manages ALR’s special supplement journals, provides technical assistance to grantees and plays a lead role in the coordination of ALR’s webinars. With a Master’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, she provides a valuable connection to programs within this field and seeks to develop new partnerships across multiple sectors. Amanda also plays a key role in coordinating ALR’s annual conference, which convenes up to 350 researchers, advocates and policymakers from a wide variety of disciplines to present and learn the latest advancements on environmental and policy issues related to physical activity. Before moving to San Diego to join the Active Living Research team, she was the assistant event director for an annual, weeklong bicycle and tent camping tour in Florida. She continues to be an advocate in her own community for safer bicycling and pedestrian facilities and rides her bike to work (almost) daily.