Director of Evidence-Based Policy
Amanda develops and oversees strategic investments in rigorous research to increase the number of social programs shown to produce meaningful improvements in people’s lives and to advance the use of evidence-based programs across all areas of social policy. Before joining Arnold Ventures, Amanda served as Director of Data and Evaluation for the nonprofit Family League of Baltimore, which supports community‐based organizations delivering services to children and families in Baltimore City. In that role, she oversaw data reporting, program quality, and evaluation efforts across Family League’s portfolio.
Previously, Amanda established and managed the Bangladesh office as country director for Innovations for Poverty Action, where she oversaw the implementation of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate poverty alleviation programs. She also led fieldwork on the schooling, income, and health risk RCT in Malawi for the World Bank, monitored and evaluated programs in several African and Asian countries for Save the Children and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine. Amanda earned her master’s in international economics and international relations from Johns Hopkins University and her bachelor’s in economics and political science from the University of Wisconsin.