My name is Amanda Parel, and I’m a creative writing and journalism double major at Miami University in Oxford, OH. I also have minors in Spanish and rhetoric & composition.
My career aspiration since sixth grade has been to work as an editor for a publishing company. At Miami, I’m working my way towards my goal as editor-in-chief of Miami’s Odyssey team and a member of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society.
I am also interested in communications, marketing, and advertising.
Odyssey is an online platform that publishes content relatable to millennials written by college students from across the country. I've been a member of Miami's Odyssey team for over two and a half years. After eight months as a content creator tasked with writing an article each week and marketing my articles through social media to gain thousands of views, I was promoted to contributing editor. As contributing editor, I assisted in managing a team of 20 writers at my college, including interviewing and hiring. I helped edit the team’s content to ensure quality and search engine optimization while continuing to write weekly articles. After 10 months, I was promoted again to editor-in-chief and have held the position for over a year.