Amanda Leff Ritchie

Pittsburgh, PA

Amanda Leff Ritchie

Public Relations & Marketing Professional
Project Manager



Cover Story: Exploring Science

Graduating senior Hayley Wyeth has always enjoyed learning science, but it wasn’t until she began attending Shady Side Academy her sophomore year that she saw a future in science for herself.
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Planting the seed: Local organizations create opportunities for girls interested in STEM careers

Several days a week during the school year, a group of high school girls from around the region gather after school at Carnegie Mellon University ‘s Field Robotics Center to prepare for an international robotics competition. Known as the Girls of Steel, they tie their hair back with bandanas as they fine tune robots—channeling their mascot Rosie the Riveter. With a wink toward robotics, their version of the icon sports a bionic arm.
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Chatham Recorder

The Fall 2012 issue of the Chatham Recorder included the cover story about the Eden Hall Campus groundbreaking celebration, "The Vision Moves Forward" as well as a flashback to the 80s, a profile on philanthropist Marty Carson, and Pittsburgh Promise recipient Vanessa Thompson.

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

Sufjan Stevens, Norah Jones, The Be Good Tanyas—NPR’s All Songs Considered backed them before many had even heard the names. This weekly online music program, which debuted in January 2000, features around 10 songs from relatively unknown artists, all of whom are hand-selected by host Bob Boilen.
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The vision moves forward

Just a little more than four years ago, Chatham University received an extraordinary gift from the Eden Hall Foundation. It encompassed much more than the nearly 400 acres of land that once served as a farm and retreat for women workers from the Heinz company and others.
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Sustainable EARTH

With its sights set on expanding international exchange opportunities for Chatham University, including internationalizing the educational opportunities for students and faculty in Chatham’s new School of Sustainability and the Environment (SSE), a delegation from Chatham recently visited EARTH University, an innovative international institution located in the heart of a tropical rainforest in Costa Rica.
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Transformed by Katrina

Just about a year ago, John Maracich III owned and operated ExpoSigns—a signage and graphics shop in New Orleans’ Midtown that focused on digitally printed exhibits and P-O-P graphics. A 10-year-old company, ExpoSigns employed five people, including Maracich and his wife, Tiffany.
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Graduates elevate nation's standard of nursing care

Dr. Denise Roubion-Johnson, DNP ’10, works to improve health outcomes related to the early detection of breast cancer for women in New Orleans, post-Hurricane Katrina.
Chatham Recorder Link to Story

Cara Repasky Graduates Early to Work with Morgan Stanley

When Cara Repasky graduated from high school, she accepted a full-tuition scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh’s Honors College and set her sights on making it to Wall Street. Now, just three years later, she’s on her way to becoming an institutional equity-trading analyst at Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm headquartered in New York City.
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Amanda Leff Ritchie

I'm a communications professional with more than 12 years of experience in writing and public relations and three years of experience in magazine publishing.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude.

I am committed to living a cruelty-free and eco-friendly lifestyle and especially enjoy writing about topics relating to sustainability and environment, animal welfare, and education.



  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Blogging
  • Marketing
  • Community Engagement
  • Newsletters
  • Content Strategy
  • Speech Writing
  • Grant Writing