Amanda has 10 years of experience advancing water and coastal policies for the benefit of people and wildlife. Since joining NWF in 2013, she has worked to identify and advance water and coastal policies and ecosystem restoration priorities in Texas and the Gulf region for federal, state, and local decision-making venues. Amanda works to improve the health of Texas bays and estuaries while advancing the use of nature-based solutions to natural hazards exacerbated by our changing climate. Amanda holds a law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she focused on environmental and water law, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Texas Christian University. As a mom of two young boys, Amanda is passionate about preserving Texas’ treasured natural resources for future generations.