Amanda Padilla

Senior Manager, Strategic Engagement & Creative Direction, Costa Rica

Amanda partners with Namati teams, composed of 180+ people across 10 countries, on strategic initiatives and partnerships, advocacy campaigns, digital content and operations, and impact filmmaking to engage global audiences around social and environmental justice. In direct support of Namati’s strategy, she spearheads the development of creative assets and messaging that resonates with key stakeholders including governments, funders, corporations, media, local communities, ally organizations and justice defenders.

Some of the films that she’s co-directed and produced have been screened at the Smithsonian’s Museum of African Art, the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, the DC Environmental Film Festival, and in Oxford during the Skoll World Forum.

In 2023, she spoke at the Women’s Environmental Leadership Summit hosted by the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Museum and has been recognized by Yale University’s School of the Environment,  Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability.

Over the course of her career, Amanda has developed and executed measurable partnership and engagement strategies to drive land, environmental and climate justice, citizenship justice, health justice, the eradication of modern day slavery and dignity for the homeless. While at Humanity United, she was on a team that worked with US government agencies and foundations to launch the Partnership for Freedom, announced by President Obama in 2012.

Amanda was a long-time board member of and formerly served on the advisory council at the Women’s Community Clinic in San Francisco. She has her M.A. in Political Science and resides in Costa Rica with her family.