In November, Green Streets welcomed Cambridge's new Walk/Ride Day Coordinator, Amanda Zantal-Wiener, and we are very excited to have her on board. Amanda's diverse and creative background, as Event Producer, Marketing Manager, Writer, make her an exciting addition to the Green Streets team. She has collaborated with agencies, non-profits and startups on communications programs and events, often addressing the needs of underserved populations and the environment. She's "stepped into projects amidst chaos and crisis", and has "also started from scratch, conducting comprehensive communications audits to see what's (not) working and rebuilding overall outreach efforts."
Amanda has shared her dreams and visions for Walk/Ride Day in Cambridge, and is excited by the prospect of making Walk/Ride Days in Cambridge “her baby,” She is looking forward to collaborating on them with the community and the rest of the Green Streets team. She is excited to run with the new ideas and to make things happen!
Amanda also used to sing with a punk band, a chamber choir and a jazz ensemble.
So, please feel free to contact Amanda soon for a chat. Or to croon! firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview conducted by Margaret Isham (Green Streets' Regional Coordinator)
Okay, first to the basics. Where are you from and what brought you to the Boston area?
What is your favorite way to get around the city?
Which of the T lines is your favorite and why?
Which part of Cambridge do you enjoy walking in the most? What features of that particular neighborhood make it appealing to you?
When you are not out and about, what are you doing? Do you have hobbies that you enjoy?
What do you think your friends would say about you?
If you could change one thing about the MBTA, what would it be?
Have you read any good books lately?
What is your favorite flavor of Ben and Jerry's ice cream?
Where would you like to go on your dream vacation?
What is the most challenging thing you have done?
Scary movies or comedies?
Who would play you in the film about your life?