Amanda Leavell

Amanda Leavell

Senior Associate, Children's Rights Division

Amanda Leavell is a Senior Associate in the Children’s Rights Division based in Los Angeles where she focuses on youth justice reform in California. Prior to joining the Children’s Rights Division, she spent two years researching and analyzing new markets for donor growth on Human Rights Watch’s Americas Initiatives team. Before starting with Human Rights Watch in 2018, Leavell interned for the US Department of State in New Zealand and the San-Francisco based non-profit Kiva. She is a graduate of Princeton University where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and Public Policy with a minor in Spanish Language and Culture.