Amanda Gelender is the Senior Manager of Social Impact at GitHub, the world’s largest open source community. She graduated from Stanford University and is a writer, speaker, and mental health advocate. Amanda oversees GitHub’s flagship social impact projects including ConnectHome, a public-private partnership to end the digital divide in US government-assisted housing. She is also tasked with building out GitHub’s programming and partnerships in Lagos, Nigeria.
Amanda has 14 years of experience in social change work across sectors having previously worked at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, the Kapor Center for Social Impact, and as the Director of Strategy & Innovation at Vaya Consulting, a firm dedicated to supporting tech companies with diversity and inclusion efforts.
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