Amber Cassady

 Amber Cassady supports the work of Lewis-Burke client teams by conducting research on federal policies, monitoring emerging trends and developments, and providing relevant analysis of critical issues.  Amber’s research portfolio comprises issues of vital importance to Lewis-Burke clients including: education, technology, defense, health, and state and foreign operations.  Amber’s exposure to global policy issues during her previous internships enables her to bring a fresh perspective to policy discussions.

Issue Areas: International affairs, technology, education, future of work, defense, and health 

Additional Experience: Amber served as a research assistant at the Bertelsmann Foundation, a transatlantic think tank where she handled a portfolio that included artificial intelligence, technology, and the future of work policy.  In 2017, she interned with the Department of State at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal and gained international diplomatic experience in the politics and economics section.  During her time at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Amber served as a teaching assistant for the Foreign Policy Association, lobbied the state legislature as a member of student government, and worked in education outreach at UNC’s Center for European Studies.

Vital Statistics: Amber received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNC.  She earned a B.A. in Global Studies, B.A. in Contemporary European Studies, and a minor in Spanish.  She also earned a M.A. in Political Science through UNC’s Transatlantic Masters program, where she also studied at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain and was awarded two Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) scholarships by the U.S. Department of Education for her study of Portuguese.  Amber has a love for languages and is an aficionada of the Iberian Peninsula, having lived in Lisbon, Barcelona, and Seville before moving to D.C.