Amanda Nesher is the Legislative Associate in our Washington, D.C, office. In this position, she helps to coordinate and implement MAZON's advocacy agenda, including efforts to protect and strengthen the federal nutrition safety net, with particular emphasis on the food security needs for seniors, veterans, and military families. Amanda brings considerable experience in both the public and private sector. She previously worked as a corporate attorney at the offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP before relocating to Israel, where she worked as a Legal and Strategic Advisor for the Office of the Prime Minister. Amanda has a Masters of Laws from Columbia Law School in New York and a B.A. in Law from Cambridge University in England.
Articles by Amanda Nesher
As a Brit and Israeli, food insecurity as a national issue was never really on my radar, mostly because of what I perceived to be the robust, almost socialist, safety net programs that existed in the UK and Israel. Both countries have free (albeit flawed) national healthcare systems after all!
Town hall meetings and other public forums offer important opportunities to ask Members of Congress questions about their position on anti-hunger policy issues and encourage their support for proposals to help end hunger in the United States.