Amanda Young is a Program Coordinator at the ACLU of Northern California, where she focuses on trainings and campaigns to advance civil rights and liberties.
Amanda is a passionate advocate for social equity. Prior to joining the ACLU, Amanda was an AmeriCorps fellow at Healthy Start of Southern Oregon, where she led the strategy and implementation of a national maternal health program. Through the fellowship, Amanda provided direct case management and crisis intervention for young women and their families, focusing on domestic violence prevention and reproductive health education. Amanda also served on the organization’s first equity committee, promoting diversity and inclusion both inside and outside of the organization.
Previously, Amanda worked for a government contractor in Washington, D.C., conducting healthcare policy research and managing Medicaid operations.
Amanda graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Public Policy and a minor in Arabic. She received highest honors for her thesis analyzing how universities’ sexual assault policies comply with Title IX.
In her free time, Amanda consults with Legal Aid Association of California, supporting its statewide advocacy for the legal aid community. In addition, Amanda enjoys spending time outdoors running and hiking, reading long-form journalism, and making vegan household products and baked goods.