Amanda is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and has lived in San Jose, Costa Rica and Andover, Massachusetts. She is a recent graduate of The George Washington University with a B.A. in both International Affairs and Spanish. At GW, Amanda performed extensive research on literature about military dictatorships, specifically in Chile and Argentina, culminating in a thesis written entirely in Spanish. Most recently, she studied abroad in Santiago, Chile where she interned as a political analyst at a think tank. Living in Arizona and Central America has shaped Amanda’s interest in topics of migration and security in the region; she is pursuing the security studies concentration in the Master’s program with a focus on immigration. Amanda also currently serves as the Graduate Coordinator of the BSFS Fellows within the Center for Latin American Studies.
Research Area — Substantive: Immigration, Transnational / Organized Crime
Research Area — Geographic: Central America