Amanda Schmitt, Program and Communications Officer, The Soufan Center

Program and Communications Officer

Amanda Schmitt

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Amanda Schmitt is the Program and Communications Officer at The Soufan Center. She has experience in research and project management across the United Nations, nonprofit, and public sectors, with a regional focus on the Middle East across humanitarian policy, forced migration, international law, and conflict analysis.

She previously worked as a research consultant with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) humanitarian access technical advisory unit in New York. Pursuant to this role, Amanda led a project to develop case studies on access trends and mitigation measures in the COVID-19 response. She has also worked in Beirut with a Syrian peacebuilding NGO, the Center for Civil Society and Democracy (CCSD), and with the American NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court (AMICC) in New York. Additionally, Amanda led a consultancy team working with the U.S. Embassy in Amman to assess durable solutions for Syrian IDPs at Rukban. She also worked in grant management and fundraising at the Enough Project, a human rights NGO based in Washington, D.C.

Amanda was awarded a Master of International Affairs degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California.