Amanda Newman joined the Economic Opportunities Program in June 2016. Her work is focused on advancing equitable outcomes through workforce development and related strategies. At the Institute, she manages projects that explore ways to improve economic opportunity and enhance job quality for low- and moderate-income workers.
Amanda has a prior background in education policy and has worked in nonprofit and public sector organizations, including the Government of the District of Columbia. Amanda completed a Master’s in Education Policy at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, where she worked with the Center for Education Policy Research and Boston Public Schools. A former educator, Amanda taught middle school Literature and remedial reading in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She is also a graduate of Wesleyan University’s College of Letters, where she earned high honors for her thesis project in literary and political theory.