Head shot of Amanda FrenchMy wide-ranging career has one overarching theme: helping academia adjust to the digital age. I’m driven by the conviction that websites and applications don’t have to be inhuman for the people who use them or the people who build them. I believe in open scholarship, open data, and sustainable digital archives.

Most recently, I’ve been helping UCSF archivists write and win a $250,000 grant from the Sloan Foundation for The COVID Tracking Project Archive. I’ve also been advising and working with the NEH-funded project The American Solider in WWII, which launched in December 2021. Last year, I was one of the key leaders of The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic, helping run a tremendously influential citizen science crisis response organization that compiled and published COVID-19 data from 56 US states and territories. Read more about my past work.

I’m looking for a position in digital services at a mission-driven organization. Contact me if you’d like to learn more.