Amanda Strayer is the 2019-2020 Dale and James J. Pinto Fellow at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. She received a J.D. and a certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University Law Center in 2019. During her time at Georgetown, Ms. Strayer worked with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, the Public International Law and Policy Group, and the South African Human Rights Commission on human rights and humanitarian law issues. She co-authored the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute’s 2018 fact-finding report on violence and discrimination against LGBT persons in Guyana, and has worked on strategic impact litigation challenging laws permitting child marriage in Botswana through the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic.
Before law school, Ms. Strayer worked with Women for Women International, where she researched violations of women’s rights in conflict-affected areas and traveled to Afghanistan and Rwanda to interview women impacted by conflict, displacement, and poverty. She received a B.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.