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Amanda Luz Henning Santiago, is a New York City-based reporter, working in the New York political sphere.

She is currently a web reporter covering breaking news for New York politics and policy magazine, City & State – and she also operates as its social media editor.

Previously, Amanda worked on Mashable’s culture team, penning breaking news posts and features about the weird and wonderful cultures that exist online. She has also written for VinePairBusiness InsiderHuffPost, The Belladonna.

In a past life, she worked at the insights and strategy firm, ignite 360, assisting clients that included General Mills, Starbucks and IBM, expand their brand’s reach.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Amanda now lives in Queens, with her partner and cat. (She also hopes you don’t think it’s super weird that she wrote all of this in third person.)