Amanda Barroso

Lead Writer  |  Credit scoring, budgeting, personal finance

Amanda Barroso is a personal finance writer who joined NerdWallet in 2021, covering consumer credit and debt. She has also written data studies and contributed to NerdWallet's "Smart Money" podcast. Before joining the team, Amanda spent more than a decade covering issues facing many Americans, which includes her work as a writer at the Pew Research Center, a policy analyst at the National Women's Law Center — a leading legal advocacy group for women and girls — and a college professor. Amanda earned a doctorate in women's, gender and sexuality studies from The Ohio State University.

  • Education: Ph.D. in women's, gender and sexuality studies from The Ohio State University, M.A. in journalism from University of Southern California, B.A. in English from Presbyterian College
  • Awards: Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow (2017-2019)
  • Previous experience: Writer at Pew Research Center, Policy Analyst at National Women's Law Center

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