AMANDA FUCHS MILLER, J.D., M.P.A
Amanda Fuchs Miller has had extensive policy, advocacy, research and communications experience in Democratic politics and government - on the campaign trail, in the Obama and the Clinton Administrations and on Capitol Hill. As President of Seventh Street Strategies LLC, Amanda works for non-profit organizations doing policy, advocacy, writing, research and communications work. From 2014-2016, she served as Vice President of Government Affairs at Teach for America. In 2010, she served as the Policy Director for Senator Mikulski in the United States Senate. In 2009, Amanda served as a political appointee at the Department of Justice - in the Office of Legal Policy coordinating vetting for judicial nominees, and then as Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division, working on policy and intergovernmental affairs. Prior to that, she worked on the Obama-Biden Transition on the confirmation teams for the Attorney General and the Department of Justice’s sub-cabinet appointees. In 2004, Amanda served as the Director of Policy and Research for Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign. After graduating college, she spent seven years working as a researcher and policy staff person on Senate campaigns and at Democratic political organizations. Amanda graduated with a joint degree from Northwestern University School of Law (J.D.) and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (MPA). After graduating, she worked in the legislative affairs group of the Washington D.C. law firm Piper Rudnick and was the Investigative Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee Minority Staff, working on judicial nominations. She served as the editor of the Institute of Politics’ Campaign for President: The Managers Look in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016, and as the researcher for former Clinton speechwriter Michael Waldman’s book, My Fellow Americans. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at American University, teaching political speechwriting, Law and the Political System, and Women, Politics and the Media, and as an Adjunct Professor at Boston University’s Washington Semester Program, teaching candidate and issue campaign courses. She has also served as a guest lecturer at West Point and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.