Amanda King is the Program Assistant for the Wilson Center’s Global Risk and Resilience Program. 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, Africa, 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.