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Amanda King is the Program Associate for the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program. She supports public and private convenings centered on advancing and informing policies for multi-sector approaches at the intersection of environment, health, and security. King communicates program activities through digital platform mediums and contributes to program research, analysis, and communications, including authoring articles on the award-winning blog, New Security Beat

Her research interests focus on the nexus between climate, food security, global security, gender, and international development. She previously served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, where she worked closely with local women’s groups on sustainable agricultural practices. Amanda earned her M.S. in environmental policy from Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy and B.A. in environmental studies from Illinois Wesleyan University.