Amanda Stevens is the Research Assistant for the Sustainability Initiative at World Resources Institute. She works with staff across WRI’s five programs to ensure that the Institute is on track to “walk the talk” when it comes to internal sustainability management and strategies. Her daily efforts include calculating WRI’s annual and quarterly environmental footprints, measuring the impacts of sustainable policies and guidelines, and communicating WRI’s efforts both internally and externally.
Amanda comes to the Sustainability Initiative after nearly a year of interning for WRI’s new Shale Gas Initiative; providing research and communications support. Prior to joining the WRI team, she honed in on her interests in sustainability management strategies through internships for the Center of Sustainability Education and the Office of Campus Sustainability at Dickinson College, where she provided student outreach and communications, sustainable event planning, and data analysis for the college’s Climate Action Plan.
Amanda received her B.A. in Environmental Studies and minor in Economics from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania through focusing on sustainable development and management and has studied abroad in Australia, Kenya and Venezuela.
Amanda is an enthusiastic cook and is always willing to forgo store bought ingredients when she can attempt to make it from scratch. Her favorite experiment, so far, has been peanut butter. When not at WRI or creating chaos in her kitchen, she is likely to be found at her local dance studio or trekking Rock Creek Park.