The Office of Indigent Defense Services would like to introduce Amanda Bunch, IDS Communications Specialist. Her official start date was February 7, 2023.
Amanda holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She spent the early days of her career as a community journalist, working for a tri-weekly newspaper in Martin County. She transitioned into K-12 public education, to broaden her skillset beyond writing and copyediting and further a career in service for K-12 education.
Amanda has more than 10 years of experience, most of which was in communications for the school system in Bertie County, where she is from. In 2020, she accepted a similar role in Orange County Schools to return to the Triangle area and work for a larger school system with different strengths and challenges. Throughout her career, Amanda has earned awards from the North Carolina Press Association, the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), and the North Carolina chapter of NSPRA.
In addition to building an agency communications strategy, Amanda will support multiple IDS teams in delivering accurate and timely information to a variety of IDS stakeholders.
To reach Amanda, send an email to Amanda.J.Bunch@nccourts.org