Amanda Ayers is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy. Ayers graduated from Bucknell University in 2014 with a degree in economics and political science. During college, she did three internships on Capitol Hill, including with the House Ways & Means Committee. After graduating, Ayers returned to Washington, DC to work at Keybridge, a boutique economics and public policy consulting firm. Working with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and trade associations solidified her interest in applying economic tools to solve pressing policy challenges.