As a director at Waxman Strategies, Amanda Hurowitz leads campaigns to protect biodiversity and promote landscape scale conservation efforts in the United States and around the world. Most recently, she has led efforts focused on ensuring Chinese state and private overseas investments make a positive contribution to the environment, and has helped protect critical ecosystems and endangered species in Southeast Asia and West Africa. She also led a project to build support from leading raw materials and financial sector companies to protect public lands threatened by Trump administration rollbacks from oil and gas drilling, mining, and logging.
Prior to coming to Waxman, Amanda taught US history and Anthropology at one the nation’s top high schools. In that role, she was a beloved educator who worked to empower students and instill in them the principles of organizing. A leader in the green schools movement, she has been in and around environmental campaigning for most of her adult life. Notably, she and her students led a statewide initiative that succeeded in passing legislation in Virginia to allow schools to install and operate electric vehicle charging stations, lobbied at the national level to enact climate legislation, and installed one of the first solar systems on a school in the state.
She holds a Masters from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA from The George Washington University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.