About the Author
Amanda Snell was a Data & Analytics Manager at FEE. She grew up in small-town Idaho and is a graduate of BYU-Idaho in Economics. Prior to joining FEE, she completed the Charles Koch Internship Program and interned with The Heritage Foundation’s 2019 Index of Economic Freedom. She enjoys working with entrepreneurs and is passionate about the potential for innovation in the private sector.
Amanda was deeply impacted by FEE and the freedom philosophy as a high school student.
What inspired you to start writing?
I love explaining the "why", digging deep into issues, and offering succinct summaries of issues for others to understand, regardless of their background.
What are your hobbies / interests?
Hiking around Jackson Hole, WY; Reading economics-related books; Working with entrepreneurs; Learning to play Rachmaninoff's incredible works on the piano
How did you discover the freedom philosophy?
I discovered FEE and other freedom-centered sites through a relative when I was in high school. Since then, I've read countless books and articles supporting freedom. This is what motivated me to major in Economics and help spread ideas of economic freedom in any way I can.