Amanda Gant is the Senior Manager of the Land Accelerator at the World Resources Institute. There, she leads a global team to strengthen capacity and investment for companies that restore land through sustainable business models in Africa, South Asia and Latin America. She is a part of the team that launched and manages TerraFund, which has a revolving loan fund to scale enterprises that grow trees in Africa.

Previously, Amanda served as a Small Business Lending Officer at Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif) and the Latino Economic Development Center where she coached hundreds of businesses on loan readiness and closed over fifty loans to small businesses. She also has many years experience organizing startup boot camps and virtual mentorship programs for the US State Department and the World Bank to support entrepreneurs in Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Amanda holds an MPP in International Policy and Development and a bachelors degree in Foreign Service, both from Georgetown University. Her greatest hobbies include biking, yoga and hiking in Nepal.