Amanda Dixon (she/her/hers)

Amanda's enthusiasm and approach to her work is very much appreciated by the team. Her perspective on messaging and aligning PCA's material is always fresh and current.

  • I’m from  Lowell MA before moving to Pepperell MA. If you don't know where that is that's okay, no one does.

  • List your education  B.A. in Communications with a Concentration in Advertising and Print Media - Worcester State University (I actually lived in Dowden Hall as part of the first class of incoming freshmen after the remodel/expansion done by PCA)

  • Why PCA?  The people and the culture. I wanted to find a place where I could grow professionally and be involved with work where I can be passionate and excited about without feeling the need to leave my colorful personality at home.

  • I’m drawn to design because  I remember when I was 10 and Dunkin Donuts had launched a rebranding campaign around their new tagline "America Runs on Dunkin." I thought this was so clever and it was then that I thought that's what I want to do when I grow up. I want to design logos and create ads.

  • I love Cambridge because  It has good vibes. There's a really great mix of old buildings and new ideas. I love the mixture of a historic atmosphere with modern people and technology.

  • I’m concerned about  The future of the human race. We should be moving forward instead of being tied down by our past practices from a social, economic and environmental standpoint. History teaches us who we were so that we can better understand who we should become.

  • What's the most inspiring part of your job?  Designing and creating materials that function well while also being visually appealing.

  • What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?  Plan vacations that I can't afford to take.

  • Cats or dogs?  Both, but the real answer is cats.

  • Coffee or tea?  Coffee, but only iced because I'm from New England. My "dunks" order is an iced caramel swirl regular.

  • On my playlist  Brand New, Say Anything, Childish Gambino, Beyoncé, Tom Petty, Frank Sinatra, Queen and the Hamilton soundtrack.

  • Favorite book  Being obsessed with the Harry Potter series - the basis of my entire personality.

  • If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?  Languages.

  • One thing most people don’t know about you  There is a Mass. state law in effect that was enacted due to an incident involving myself and a school bus.

  • Favorite place in the PCA Office  Dan's window, overlooking the rooftop patio with the Boston skyline in the distance.

  • A volunteering cause I support  The Trevor Project

  • My best vacation  Any vacation is the best vacation.