Amanda’s first introduction to resilience came in 2017-18 through her work as a Research Assistant co-op at the Center for Resilience Studies, GRI’s precursor. There, Amanda notably contributed research to a report on the successful health care response to Hurricane Harvey, as well as helped to facilitate the inaugural Global Resilience Research Network (GRRN) conference. After her tenure with GRI, Amanda completed her final classes in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she studied the impacts of Brexit on International Economics and Financial Markets. Following graduation, Amanda went on to work for Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator and candidate for President of the United States.