Amanda Fins joined the Economic Opportunities Program in June 2018 as a Research Intern for the Workforce Strategies Initiative. In this role, Amanda contributes by tasks related, but not limited, to the advancement of the Workforce Leadership Academy program as well as ongoing WSI evaluation projects. Prior to her internship here at the institute, Amanda was a graduate research assistant at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy. There she assisted with a grant proposal to study the labor market returns for high school students who participate in Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in lieu of a college degree. Amanda holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Montclair State University, and is in school to receive her Master of Public Policy from George Washington University. Outside of work, Amanda’s interests include playing rugby with a local women’s team, pop culture references on Twitter, and food.