Amanda Briney

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Amanda Briney is a professional writer focusing on geography who has written 190 articles for ThoughtCo on issues ranging from an introduction to geography and ecotourism to the structure of Latin American cities. She enjoys various aspects of geography and mapping but is most interested in examining natural landscapes through spatial analysis. Briney has worked to earn a Certificate of Advanced Study in GIS from California State University, Fresno.


Amanda Briney began her college education at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California, where she took courses including an introduction to physical geography, which included lab projects focused on such topics as air photo interpretation and the formation of the Earth's landscapes. In college and graduate school, she continued her studies in geography. She holds a Master of Arts degree in geography from California State University, East Bay, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in both English and geography from California State University, Sacramento.

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