Amanda Arnold serves as Executive Director for Federal Research Relations in the Office of Government and Community Engagement and in partnership with the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED) for Arizona State University. Amanda works with faculty and student researchers to translate the ASU research mission for a Washington DC audience.
Amanda formerly served as President of The Science Coalition, a non-profit science and technology-focused public relations organization in Washington, and as Associate Director for Federal Relations in the areas of Convergence, Biosecurity & Health Affairs on behalf of Texas A&M University.
Prior to this, Amanda served the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as Senior Policy Advisor in the Washington Office. Amanda's MIT portfolio included biomedical research, intellectual property, and aerospace and space defense policy. While at MIT, Amanda worked with notable science, technology, and engineering thought leaders to translate the Convergence research framework for Washington policymakers.
In addition to her work in the university research community, Amanda served the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as Health Policy Analyst at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NGHRI). Amanda also worked in the U.S. Senate for U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana in his Washington office, and as staff on numerous state and national campaigns.
Originally from Montana, Amanda completed her undergraduate work at Arizona State University and the University of Edinburgh in political science. Amanda holds a Masters Degree in Science and Technology Policy from SPRU – the Science Policy Research Unit – at the University of Sussex in the UK.