Before I met my husband I was engaged to someone that I had known growing up, and he died from cancer when we were twenty-four. So that definitely has had a big impact on my life. And I took care of him. I quit my job. I got my first job at the Charlton Villager, and he found out he was really really sick, and I quit my job and took care of him. That’s definitely the biggest health thing that has impacted my life.
Amanda Collins Bernier, Baystate Parent editor, was interviewed on October 9, 2018 at the Worcester Magazine Office. Amanda was born in 1986 in California and now is the editor of Baystate Parent Magazine and works in the Worcester Magazine office in Worcester. Amanda is a very passionate mother, worker and communicator. She has worked her way up through the media ladder, from working at a small-town newspaper to being the editor of a major Massachusetts magazine. In this interview, Amanda discusses her transition from a west coaster to a New Englander, her disjointed college experience, and difficulties being a mother in the workplace. The interview concludes with Amanda’s first significant experience with loss and her career advice that everyone should find something they enjoy doing every day.