Amanda is the Senior Coastal Louisiana Organizer for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Amanda works with community leaders, coastal scientists and government officials to raise awareness about coastal land loss and build support to move forward large-scale, comprehensive restoration projects. Amanda brings eight years of experience to her advocacy work in the Greater New Orleans area and also serves as the coordinator for the MRGO Must Go Coalition.
Before joining NWF, Amanda was a planner for an environmental consulting firm where she focused on waste management and recycling. Prior to her consulting role, she worked for the Sierra Club in Florida on a number of campaigns, including coastal protection. She holds a BA from the University of Mary Washington and an MPA from the University of South Florida.
“As a Coast Guard kid, I had the privilege of growing up in some of the most beautiful coastal areas in the nation, and I also have deep familial ties to the working waters of the Chesapeake Bay," says Amanda. "Those experiences led to a career in conservation, and I was drawn to the Mississippi River Delta campaign because of the urgency and immense need for restoration. Additionally, I'm excited by the potential for the projects we’re developing in Louisiana to help solve mounting coastal issues throughout the world."
“The best part about my job is definitely the people I work with: the communities, my campaign colleagues and our partners. There is an amazing passion and tireless drive to find solutions. It is energizing and inspiring. Every day, I’m reminded that our work is important and deeply needed.”