Amanda is currently pursuing a joint JD and MPP. Before beginning grad school, Amanda lived in Jordan for a year, where she researched civil society perceptions opinions of USAID and developed an intimate familiarity with the various coffee shops in and around the Webdeh area of Amman. Before that, Amanda served as a Peace Corps Youth Development Volunteer in Morocco, where she taught English and Model UN and mastered the art of negotiating taxi fares. Amanda loves connecting with others who are passionate about Arabic and French, learning about different cultures, and debating about pretty much anything. Amanda’s primary professional interests lie in the nexus between international law and socioeconomic development, and if you take her out for MJIL mentoring coffee she just might bring you a brownie in exchange.