As a Puerto Rican storyteller and international reporter, Amanda Florian, 28, is committed to sharing meaningful and dynamic stories that have an impact on audiences worldwide.
Florian grew up in the entertainment industry, training in classical Italian at the age of eight–and in musical theater and pop shortly thereafter. As a young girl, she’d frequently travel to NYC to train in theater, dance, and voice. Florian has performed on NBC, at The Billy Graham Library, and at Seacrest Studios in Charlotte. For over 11 years, she and her sisters volunteered to headline entertainment at the Festa Italiana, an annual festival in Charlotte that raises money for people with developmental disabilities. Florian entered the documentary film industry with her 23-minute short on homelessness in Johnson City, Tennessee. And in 2017, she devoted a year to traveling and documenting people, venturing all over the continent of Asia. While based in China full-time, Florian and a small team began developing a tech app that aims to bring news and entertainment to Gen Z users who speak both English and Mandarin.
Florian is currently at Forbes, working on the first-ever 30 Under 30 list for Puerto Rico. As an independent journalist, she spends most of her time traveling around the globe as she reports on technology, culture, foreign affairs, cybersecurity, and China for outlets such as, The Washington Post, CNN, Morning Brew, Wired, Foreign Policy Magazine, and more.
Amanda Florian （小爱）有超过10年的媒体、音乐、和电影制作经验。从小她的父母就知道她特别喜欢从事音乐和媒体，因为Florian一直在做有创意的事。她父亲鼓励她成为一名艺人。10岁起，她就在纽约市开始了她的演艺职业生涯。她上了许多不同的音乐节目，比如NBC Television, Ryan Seacrest Studios, 以及The Festa Italiana Charlotte。Florian自己制作的第一部电影《Someplace Like Home》，是一部长23分钟的纪录片，讲述无家可归的人在 Johnson City，Tennessee的日常生活。她2017年去了亚洲，探索世界，寻找新的灵感和创意。在亚洲的日子里，Florian专注于自媒体，写博客，发布照片，分享一路上的点点滴滴。同时，Florian为CNN, The Washington Post, USA TODAY, Foreign Policy Magazine，以及别的新闻公司，撰写文章并提供媒体材料。 近年来，Florian作为一名独立记者和新媒体研究者，主要研究和分析抖音和年轻人的关系。她和几位同事刚刚开创了 《上海拍手媒体技术有限公司》。Florian目前是在Forbes新闻公司工作，她如今的负责是为波多黎各创作一个新的30 Under 30榜单。