Amanda King was the Program Associate for the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program until January 2023. She supported public and private convenings centered on advancing and informing policies for multi-sector approaches at the intersection of environment, health, and security. King communicated program activities through digital platform mediums and contributes to program research, analysis, and communications, including authoring articles and serving as Assistant Editor for the award-winning blog, New Security Beat.
Her research interests focus on the connections between environmental change and human security, particularly food security, gender dynamics, conflict and peacebuilding, and international development. King also served as a co-chair of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association’s Young Professionals Interest Group from 2020-2021, which provides a peer-led platform that aims to support young professionals entering or currently working in the field of environmental peacebuilding. She previously served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, where she worked closely with local women’s groups on sustainable agricultural practices. King 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.