Amanda Edelman is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. She has an M.P.A. from Cornell University and a B.S. in biology from SUNY Geneseo. Prior to enrolling at PRGS, she served as a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Science Foundation and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. During her time as a Fellow, she worked on projects in the areas of STEM education and sustainability in the Federal Government. Before earning her M.P.A., she taught middle school science in Houston as a Teach for America corps member. Her interests include energy, the environment and education.