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Hey there! I’m Amanda Luz Henning Santiago, a New York City-based writer and comedian.

I’m currently running City and State’s social media accounts, as its resident Social Media Editor, sharing all of the latest in New York politics.

Previously, I worked on Mashable’s culture team, penning breaking news posts and features about all the weird and wonderful cultures that exist online. I also worked for the trade publication Printing News and Wide-Format & Signage — yes, that is a real publication, who knew? — as an Associate Editor and Social Media Manager, and have written for VinePairBusiness InsiderHuffPost, The Belladonna.

In my past life as an improv comedy nerd, I performed on The Armory improv house team King Crab, from August 2016 till May 2017. I have worked and studied under improv greats such as Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show) Brennan Lee Mulligan (College Humor), Patrick Noth, Nicole Drespel (Broad City), John Timothy, and Keisha Zollar. 

Born and raised in Brooklyn, I now live in Queens, with my partner and our cat who refuses to stop eating the plants. It’s the best.