Amanda has been working in the social sector for the last 10 years, focusing on leading impactful campaigns and programs using an equity lens. She has been committed to improving policies and programs that will impact communities and believe that accomplishing this goal is dependent on developing strong research findings, transferring knowledge, and shaping sound policies.
Amanda joined Equality New York after being the Director of Policy & Programs at the New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG). At NYTAG, she led advocacy and organizing programs, a state-wide coalition, and a gender diversity know your rights curriculum development. During her time there, the coalition assisted in passing 4 landmark pieces of legislation that helped us move towards our goal of creating a more equitable state for all LGBTQI New Yorkers.
Prior to her role at NYTAG, she worked as the Director of Evaluate for Change, a small firm that trains organizations, foundations, and governmental social programs to use data and evaluation in their practice – building the capacity of the social sector from within. She came to Evaluate for Change after working for years evaluating large city-wide pilot programs with Columbia University and City University of New York.
Amanda has a Master’s in Social Work and Public Policy from Columbia University. She lives in New York City.