B.A. in Psychology, Boston College, 1999-2003
J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2006-2010
M.A. in Bioethics, New York University, 2010-2014
Bar Admissions: New York State (pending admission)
Areas of Research/Interest:
Health Law, Environmental Law/Health, Sustainability, Global Access to Food and Potable Water, Family Law, End-of-Life Care.
Amanda grew up in Kent, Ohio, and after high school attended Boston College where she obtained a B.A. in psychology. She moved to New York to attend law school and obtained her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where she focused on the areas of health law, environmental law, and property/land use law. After taking and passing the New York State bar exam, Amanda began working as the grants coordinator for the rheumatology lab at NYU School of Medicine, where she obtains funding and IRB and FDA approval for research projects aimed at curing lupus and congenital heart block. Amanda enrolled in the Masters in Global Public Health program at NYU in 2010, but transferred to the Masters in Bioethics program in 2012 upon determining that it was a better fit for her academic and career interests. She now hopes to complement her background and knowledge in the fields of psychology, law, health, and the environment with a greater understanding of philosophy and bioethics. Upon completion of her degree, she intends to practice health law, and ultimately synthesize her interests in a career which combines the distinct yet related fields which have comprised her studies and experiences to date.
Brooklyn Law School – Carswell Scholar Brooklyn Law School – Dean’s Merit Scholar Brooklyn Law School – Scholarship recipient: ALI-ABA Environmental Law Course, Washington, D.C. February 2009