Amanda leads FIC operations. Her work in the program bridges her passion for social justice, public health, and for bringing people together to create meaningful change. Amanda originally went to law school in hopes of “making the world a better place” but soon realized the legal system seemed to be designed to react to problems rather than prevent them. Amanda decided to pursue a different career track and attended the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she found a way to use her legal training as a tool for promoting positive health outcomes. Amanda believes that whistleblowers are the first (and often best) line of defense against wrongdoing in the food system, and when their message is heard and heeded, whistleblowers can play a significant role in stopping abuses to animals, people and the environment.
Launching the organization’s Food Integrity Campaign in 2009, Amanda now tackles multiple issues that emerge from today’s industrial food system. While these are serious topics, Amanda’s humor and her ability to laugh while remaining committed to the mission of truth provides an inspiring setting to motivate the FIC team into action.
Amanda serves on the board of directors for the Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute as well as the International Book Bank. She is a member of both the Maryland and DC state bars.
FIC and Environmental Investigator
Adam investigates waste, fraud, and wrongdoing in the food industry. His investigations span across the country. In his travels, he helps whistleblowers tell their stories as they seek justice. Adam studied law at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), where he first worked with the Government Accountability Project in the school’s clinical program. He embraced GAP’s mission, and interned for a summer with GAP Legal Director Tom Devine. After graduating from UDC in 2014, Adam was admitted to the Maryland Bar. He completed his LL.M. in International Environmental Law and International Organizations at American University in the spring of 2015.
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Luke serves as a Communications Associate, where he assists FIC with running the organization’s presence in the media, online, and with supporters by developing and implementing messaging with its various initiatives.
Luke joins FIC having spent the past year living and working abroad as a Fulbright Fellow throughout Ukraine, where he conducted research on and raised awareness about local, federal, and international human trafficking trends. His work has appeared on Newsweek, Quartz, and blogs owned by think tanks such as the Council on Foreign Relations and the Atlantic Council. He has previously interned with the US Department of State in Rome, Italy, the office of Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and the Maine State Department of Labor.
Luke graduated in 2015 from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he completed a double major in Government and Legal Studies and Russian. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.