University of California, Davis - B.S. Human Development
Trinity University, Dublin, Ireland – Documentary Film study abroad program

Graduated 2014


  • 2012-Present

    Documentary Filmmaker

    Lipp Studios
    Produced over 80 short films with clients around the U.S on youth mental health & research.

    Latest films:

    • Series on Teens & Digital Wellness | funded by University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Series on NYC Youth Psychosis | funded by Columbia Psychiatry
  • 2012-Present

    Public Speaker

    Amanda Lipp Talks
    Given over 150 talks at schools and organizations across the U.S. sharing my story and films.

    Featured talks:

    • National radio program with Tom Insel & Arthur Evans, 2021 (Joins at 59:00)
    • Princeton University, 2019 (press release)
    • SAMHSA National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, 2015 (Joins at 33:00)
  • 2017-Present

    Founder & CEO

    The Giving Gallery
    An online art selling platform to raise funds for mental health charities and diverse artists.

    Primary roles:

    • Oversee partnerships, software, operations, finance, legal, and strategy

Employment & Internships

  • 2015-Present

    Research Associate

    Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS)
    A national technical assistance center specialized in mental health, behavioral health, & LGBTQ.

    Selected projects:

    • Produced podcast: “Psychiatric Civil Commitment: Stories and Lessons”
    • Manage database: “LGBTQ Technical Assistance Center”
  • 2014-2015

    Research Assistant

    California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)
    Co-designed the first U.S.-hosted 7th Int’l "Together Against Stigma" conference sponsored by WPA.
  • 2012-2012

    Animal Assisted Therapy Intern

    Green Chimney’s Children Services, New York
    Supported youth with severe psychosocial issues using nature-­based and animal -­ assisted therapy.


  • Author, “Online peer support and the Care Delivery Ecosystem”, Harvard University (In Progress)
  • Co-Author, “Reducing stigma using brief video intervention”, Columbia University (In Progress)

Awards & Certification

  • Certificate of Special Recognition, U.S. House of Rep.
  • National Youth Leader Award, NAMI
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA)
  • Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)
  • Black Belt in Kenpo & Kung Fu
  • Advanced Open Water SCUBA certified
  • Wilderness First Responder certified (WFR)
  • Women’s mountain bike race team


  • National radio program with Tom Insel & Arthur Evans, 2021 (Joins at 59:00)
  • Featured in Sacramento Bee, News10, NPR, Woman’s Day, Kaiser Health News, KVIE Radio, Steinberg Institute

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