Amanda Machado

Writer and Social Justice Facilitator

Amanda E. Machado is a writer and facilitator whose work explores how race, gender, sexuality, power, and identity affect the way we travel and experience the outdoors. Her work has been published in places like The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Slate, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, NBC News, Vox, Outside, Sierra Magazine, and many others. 


In addition to her essay writing, Machado is also a public speaker and workshop facilitator on issues of justice and anti-oppression. She's worked for organizations like Patagonia, The North Face, Backcountry, HipCamp, Kampgrounds of America (KOA), University of California Berkeley, and many others. She has a degree in English Literature and Nonfiction Writing from Brown University.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Climbing, Conservation and Capitalism

The outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia is known for its commitment to sustainability and environmental health, but its prices often make it synonymous with elite access to nature and adventure sports.

This Year in Climate

From extreme weather events to COP26 in Glasgow to the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure deal, 2021 has been a banner year. In this special year-end episode, hosts Greg Dalton and Ariana Brocious review the top climate news from the last year.