Amanda Lenhart is a Senior Research Specialist with the Pew Internet & American Life Project and has been with the Project since its inception in 1999. Her current research focuses mainly on how young Americans use and think about the internet and other technological tools. She is the lead author of several Pew Internet Project reports, including The Ever-Shifting Internet Population: A New Look at Internet Access and the Digital Divide, Content Creation Online, Teens and Technology: Youth are Leading the Transition to a Fully Wired and Mobile Nation, Teen Content Creators and Consumers, and most recently Bloggers: A Portrait of the Internet's New Storytellers.
For her research about and knowledge of youth and their use of the Internet, Amanda has been quoted in numerous major news outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and USAToday and has been interviewed for many local, national and public radio and television programs such as Talk of the Nation, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, On the Media, Radio Times, MSNBC TV, ABC-TV's Ahead of the Curve, The Exchange, The Kathleen Dunn Show, Futuretense, and CBSMarketWatch, among others. Amanda graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a double major in English and Anthropology, and she holds a Masters from Georgetown University in Communications, Culture and Technology.