Amanda is the Hellman Fellow for Science and Technology Policy.
Prior to joining the Academy, Amanda was a Ph.D. student in Brain & Cognitive Sciences at MIT studying the molecular and cellular effects of antipsychotic drugs in order to improve our understanding of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. She has worked broadly on science policy issues as a member of the Science Policy Initiative at MIT, where she served as Communications Director, and as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Science Policy & Governance.
Ph.D. Brain & Cognitive Sciences, MIT; Sc.B. Neuroscience, Brown University.