Amanda Colianni

Captain, Skipjack Environmental Education Program

Tenure at CBF: January 2018 - Present


BA from Mount Holyoke College.

Williams College - Mystic Seaport Museum Maritime Studies Program Spring 1998

USCG Master of Vessels up to 100 tons in Inland Waters


  • USCG Master of Vessels up to 100 tons in Inland Waters
  • WIlderness First Responder
  • PADI Open Water Diver Certification
  • Girl Scouts USA

Prior Work Experience:

  • 10 + years of experience as an instructor/naturalist with shipboard and land-based experiential education programs from Cape Cod to the Caribbean including Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, World Ocean School/Schooner Roseway and Echo Hill Outdoor School on Maryland's Eastern Shore
  • Lifelong environmental advocate with a focus on empowering and facilitaing youth to speak effectively to policymakers.
  • Deeply committed to training new leaders to make the world a healthier place

Favorite Quote:

"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think"

-Margaret Mead

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