Amanda Gelender is the Senior Manager of Social Impact at GitHub, the world’s largest open source community. She oversees GitHub’s flagship social impact projects including ConnectHome, a public-private partnership with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to end the digital divide in US government-assisted housing.
Amanda is a writer and mental health advocate with 14 years of experience in social change work across sectors. Amanda formerly worked at the Kapor Center for Social Impact, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, and as the Director of Strategy & Innovation at Vaya Consulting, a firm dedicated to supporting tech companies with diversity and inclusion efforts. Amanda graduated from Stanford University with Honors, receiving the Stanford Award of Excellence, the Louis Sudler Prize for Excellence in the Arts, and the Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in Humanities and Creative Arts.