Amanda Baker is the writer for Smore Magazine's cover stories. She is a freelance writer who tells science stories for everyone from kindergarteners to college professors. Amanda is also the Director of Marketing and Open Access / OER Strategy for SUNY Press. Amanda has a geoscience Ph.D. from Cornell and experience from across the publishing spectrum – from managing peer-reviewed journals to writing and editing for popular science magazines for kids. She is also the blogger for Scientific American’s Budding Scientist and a national event supervisor for Science Olympiad. Amanda believes powerful science can change the world and powerful stories can make people want to be a part of that change.