Amanda is a third year undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins majoring in International Studies and Anthropology and minoring in East Asian Studies. She is passionate about preserving democracy and community organizing, which is why she joined the P3 Lab. She is currently a research assistant for the Democracy Power Initiative, performing qualitative research on the progressive faith movement in Minnesota. She was recently awarded the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award to fund her senior thesis on refugee assimilation in the United States.
Besides doing research, Amanda has previously interned at the International Rescue Committee and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is currently interning with Baltimore’s Greater Baybrook Alliance working on communications and their community development initiatives. Amanda is involved with several student organizations including IDEAL JHU, a non-partisan political action group, the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and the International Studies Leadership Committee.