Introducing Salem’s New Site Manager!
Since 2020 began, we have had to make some changes and adaptations to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as we start to return to a new normal in 2021, we’re excited to welcome Amanda Warnock to the Triangle team, as the new Salem Site Manager! To help the Triangle community get to know her, we asked her some fun questions about her background and why she chose to work with Triangle. Read on to get to know our newest team member!
Tell us about yourself!
I am a mother of three lovely children- Jackie (24), Anna (22), and JJ (10), and I am also an idealist, fully committed to the notion of radical inclusivity.
What made you choose to work at Triangle?
Triangle’s mission inspired me, but I ultimately accepted the position of Site Manager because I was impressed with the program offerings.
What are your future visions/ideas for Salem’s programs?
Over the course of the next few months and years, I am hoping to expand programming and to find employment opportunities for all interested participants.
What is your professional background?
Prior to coming to Triangle, I taught college students at the University of Texas at Austin, Salem State University, Bentley University, and Rutgers University and spent a lot of time living and conducting research in Havana, Cuba. Then, in 2010, I had my third child and my oldest child became disabled. I left academia for Human Services and have spent the past ten years working as a teacher, case manager, and site director for educational programs for adults.
What are your hobbies/activities outside of work?
When I am not at work, I enjoy writing, reading, dancing, and spending time with my family. I am currently working the great American proletarian novel, so stay tuned!
Who inspires you?
Although I am inspired by revolutionaries and advocates for social justice such as Frederick Douglass, Emma Goldman, Che Guevara, and Howard Zinn, I am also inspired by the people that I work with every day- both staff and participants.
We know Amanda will be a great fit at Triangle, and we look forward to the great impact she is bound to make on the rest of our staff, participants, and the Salem community! Welcome, Amanda!