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Amanda Hess

Amanda is a skilled communicator with extensive experience in crafting sound policy, including four years as legislative staff in the Oregon State Senate. Amanda is highly regarded among legislators, agency heads, advocates, and lobbyists as someone with integrity, intelligence, and initiative. As a former rugby player, she is also a strong force in tough negotiations. Above all, Amanda prides herself on delivering results and building strong, genuine relationships.

Prior to her work in state politics, Amanda worked in urban planning at Metro and in communications and advocacy for various nonprofit organizations. In her spare time, she serves on a board at Girls Build and enjoys cooking, good documentaries, and quality time with her partner and friends. Ask her sometime about her experience cycling across the country!

Amanda graduated Magna Cum Laude from Carleton College with a B.A. in Political Science and has an MBA from Portland State University.