Amanda joined IDA in August 2023. She received her B.A. in both Government & International Politics and Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. Before joining IDA, Amanda was named the 2022-2023 Shinnyo Fellow where she worked as a Research Assistant and the Communications Officer at the Mary Hoch Center for Reconciliation and was the Learning Project Coordinator at Think Peace Learning and Support Hub. Outside of IDA, Amanda enjoys spending time with her loved ones and coaching volleyball.