Dr. Amanda Dewey is a Local Policy Research Manager at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. As a sociologist, her research interests include environmental attitudes and values, environmental movements, environmental organizations, and human-wildlife issues. Amanda began her career as a mid-Atlantic field organizer and special projects coordinator for the Endangered Species Coalition, where she later served as Chair. Amanda has been involved in a variety of other wildlife-related campaigns and organizations, including the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s iWorry campaign around ivory trafficking. She served as Mayor of the Town of Berwyn Heights, Maryland from 2020 to 2022 after serving two years as a Councilmember, where she focused on community engagement and sustainability.
Amanda grew up outside of St. Louis, Missouri, and received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Theatre from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Sociology from the University of Maryland in College Park. Amanda lives in Maryland with her husband, Blake, and two rescue hounds, Remy and Ebby.