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Amanda Little is a professor of journalism and science writing at Vanderbilt University and a columnist for Bloomberg, where she writes about the environment, agriculture and innovation. Amanda has a particular fondness for far-flung and hard-to-stomach reporting that takes her to ultradeep oil rigs, down manholes, into sewage plants, and inside monsoon clouds.

She is the author of The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World, which explores how to feed humanity sustainably and equitably in the climate change era. Her recent TED Talk, based on this book, has more than one million views. She also wrote the book Power Trip: The Story of America’s Love Affair With Energy. Amanda has published her reporting and commentary in the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity FairRolling StoneWiredNew York Magazine, and elsewhere. A former columnist for Outside magazine and, she is a recipient of the Nautilus Book Award, a Rachel Carson Environment Book Award from the Society for Environmental Journalists, and the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for excellence in environmental journalism.

Amanda has interviewed figures across the political spectrum, from Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton to John McCain and Lindsey Graham, and has appeared on “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Amanpour & Co. and CNN with Fareed Zakaria. She is a graduate of Brown University and the founder and director of Kidizenship, a non-partisan youth civics platform for teens and tweens. Amanda has served for a decade on the Board of Trustees at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and kids. Follow her on Twitter @littletrip and Instagram @amandalittletrip.


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