Amanda Winchester

Amanda is a research associate who joined Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice in August 2017. Her work includes data collection and analysis for various projects including the SAFE Cities Network and the Legal Orientation Program for Custodians (LOPC). She previously worked for the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture where she was responsible for managing policy and advocacy projects in support of asylum seekers and refugees, including a research project describing the experiences and mental health of immigrant families held in detention facilities, in addition to assisting with grant management and fundraising activities. Amanda holds a dual MPH/MA in global health and international affairs from the George Washington University and a BA in anthropology and French from Tulane University.