Amanda Leff Ritchie

Communications & Public Relations Manager

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Amanda Leff Ritchie

Throughout my career, I've helped professors attain global media coverage of their important research, shared stories of innovative entrepreneurs, and produced and managed content in print media and online. I’m self-driven, intuitive, and thrive where creativity is welcomed. Empathy is my super power.


Reiki's Healing Energy Can Spread Calm and Reduce Stress

I explored an alternative healing method in this article that appeared on Chicago Health's website in May 2021.
Chicago Health Online Link to Story

Cover Story: Exploring Science

This seven-page spread features innovative STEM programing at Shady Side Academy. (Summer 2014)
Shady Side Academy Magazine Link to Story

Creating opportunities for girls interested in STEM careers

As Pop City's Startups and Innovation Editor, I featured Girls of Steel, a robotics team for young girls. (July 2014)
Pop City Link to Story

The art of growing women-owned businesses

This two-page spread features Chatham University's Center for Women's Entrepreneurship. (Spring 2013)
Chatham Alumni Magazine Link to Story

Spring 2013 Issue: Your Life. Your Chatham.

I served as managing editor of the Spring 2013 issue of the Chatham Recorder.
Chatham Alumni Magazine Link to Story

Chatham College for Women Spread

This four-page spread highlights accomplishments of Chatham's undergraduate students. (Fall 2012)
Chatham Alumni Magazine Link to Story

Fall 2012 Issue: The Vision Moves Forward

I served as managing editor of the Fall 2012 issue of the Chatham Recorder.
Chatham Alumni Magazine Link to Story

Fall 2011 Issue: Global Focus

I served as managing editor of the Fall 2011 issue of the Chatham Recorder.
Chatham Alumni Magazine Link to Story

Graduates elevate nation's standard of nursing care

This five-page spread features four graduates of Chatham's Doctor of Nursing Practice program. (Fall 2011)
Chatham Alumni Magazine Link to Story

Business Website

I independently created this website. The business didn't take off, but I love how the website turned out.

Transformed by Katrina

A year after the storm’s wrath, ExpoSigns has managed to re-invent itself. (September 2006)
The Big Picture Magazine Link to Story

All Songs Considered? NPR's Bob Boilen Takes His Best Shot

I profiled Bob Boilen, who has a knack for featuring relatively unknown artists who later hit it big. (March 2007)
Paste Magazine Link to Story


Amanda Leff Ritchie

With more than 15 years of experience as a communications professional, I've excelled in management roles in communications and public relations serving institutions of higher education, legal services, and the arts.

I love managing complex projects with a big picture scope, although I have a sharp eye for details as well. Throughout my career, I've managed a number of impactful projects, such as the launch of the University of Pittsburgh's Twitter and Facebook accounts, production of Chatham University's institutional magazine, and the redevelopment of Eckert Seamans' website.

I graduated magna cum laude from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism.

Image credit: "Aurora Over Sheep Mountain" by Keith Williams is licensed under CC BY-NC.



  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Research & Info Gathering
  • Photo & Video Editing
  • Website/Content Management
  • Public & Media Relations
  • Copywriting & Editing
  • Project & Proposal Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Corporate Communications
  • Publications
  • Content Strategy