Amanda Manjarrez JD '16

Amanda Manjarrez


Amanda Manjarrez JD ’16 brings creative leadership and a deep commitment to social justice to her work as director of public policy and government affairs at Foundations for a Better Oregon. A longtime advocate for racial equity and good governance, she collaborates with Oregonians around the state to design, test, and champion system change strategies that deliver lasting impact for children and families. Previously, Manjarrez served as the first director of advocacy for the Coalition of Communities of Color and Latino Network, where she supported the organization in establishing an advocacy department. She also served as chief strategist at the Center for Civic Policy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she engaged in redistricting efforts in 2010. She is currently a member of the New Mexico State Bar with a practice focused on election law and nonprofit advocacy.